7 Layer Mexican Dip Cups

These 7 Layer Mexican Dip Cups are made with black beans instead of refried beans. Perfect to use leftovers from Taco night or as a party appetizer!

Today I’m going to share my “super secret” way I indulge when snacking. These 7 Layer Mexican Dip Cups are my favorite way of enjoying “just enough” so that I don’t inhale an entire dip platter and half a bag of chips.

fresh and healthy 7 layer mexican dip cups easy snack and school lunch idea!

What I love about these is that they are easy to put together with leftovers from our Taco Night or Burrito Bowls Dinner. What it’s not to love from a recipe that can easily use up whatever leftovers you have in the fridge and turn itself into a delicious mini meal or lunch item? Seriously.

5 minute snack idea: Mexican dip cups

I know that most seven layer party dips are made with refried beans, but I personally love the texture of black beans. One of my pet-peeves when I go to a party is when the dip seems to look like a rainbow of mush after a couple of people dip their chip in the platter. Yes, you know what I’m talking about. At the same time when you almost wonder if it tastes better than it looks!

This wont’ happen with my individual Mexican cups. The walls hold the ingredients so dip after dip it holds it’s texture. I will admit, I don’t always have avocados around to make my Easy Guacamole recipe, so sometimes I buy it pre-made. It’s fresh, there are no artificial ingredients in Sabra’s guacamole, and I love that it’s not an avocado puree. Sabra’s guacamole actually leaves avocado pieces intact so I feel like I am eating my homemade guacamole.

simple ingredients make this Mexican 7 Layer Dip Cups!

Honestly, it’s also not out of laziness that I buy the guacamole. Have you ever gone to the store, felt the avocados, and wondered if they are overly ripe or they were dropped somewhere? Man, I can’t stand when I can’t find a decent avocado in a pile of mushy ones. Hard avocados I will buy, but mushy ones I can’t.

Ok, so back to these Mexican cups. While I don’t eat corn chips often, I also like to dip celery or carrot coins in my dip. The other people in my house, however, can’t get enough of the crunchy chip and dip combo. Overall, it’s a win-win mini meal idea. Protein, fiber, healthy fats, and veggies? This is definitely a winner. Check out how easy they are to make:

super delicious and easy to make mexican dip cups with taco night leftovers!

7 Layer Mexican Dip Cups

  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 68 dip cups 1x


  • 1 8 ounce package Sabra guacamole or
  • 1 cup Easy Guacamole Recipe
  • 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup fresh salsa
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced small
  • 1 8 ounce can sliced black olives
  • minced green onion, topping


  1. Line up all your ingredients and 6 small lidded jars plastic cups.
  2. Layer about 2 tablespoons of each ingredient: guacamole, black beans, sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes and black olives inside every cup. Top with green onions and refrigerate.

Check out the Easy Guacamole Recipe and video.

A guacamole recipe that comes together in about 1 minute? Absolutely. Simple and delicious!

Need a dinner idea that will yield leftovers for these awesome Mexican cups? Check out my Easy Taco Night Recipe!

this is the easiest taco night ever! No more cold tacos because you were the last one to sit down!

 From time to time, I work with awesome companies to develop recipes for this website.  Today’s post was brought to you by Sabra Dipping Co.  All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that encourage my creativity.

3 thoughts on “7 Layer Mexican Dip Cups”

  1. Fattima says:

    es disgustante que digan que eso es mexicano, si ponen recetas que sean las originales y no inventos diciendo “platillo mexicano”

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Lo entiendo totalmente, pero ese es el nombre que le dan a este dip en Estados Unidos.

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