It's a couple of weeks away, yes, but it's never too early to plan ahead for the 4th and your vacation to the Resort! Seven layer dip is a huge hit over the Holidays! This is a lighter version using nonfat refried beans and hummus in place of full fat refried beans and sour cream. The cheese is also reduced fat. You can do what you want, but check this one out courtesy of Mariah's Pleasing Plates:
LIGHTENED UP 7-LAYER DIP
1 can (14 oz.) nonfat refried beans
1 cup hummus (Roasted Red Pepper) or sour cream
½ packet (1.25 oz) taco seasoning (I used low sodium)
1 jar (16 oz.) chunky red salsa
1½ cups pico de gallo
1½ cups guacamole
1 cup reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Optional Flag Topping:
Black beans, drained and rinsed
cherry tomatoes, cut in half
In an 8 x 8 pan, spread the refried beans in an even layer. In a bowl, combine the hummus and half the package of taco seasoning. Mix well. Spread the hummus evenly on top of the beans. Top evenly with remaining layers starting with the chunky salsa and ending with the guacamole. Top with cheese and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Serve with your favorite chips!
Optional Flag Topping: Place a handful of black beans in the corner of the dip on top of the guacamole. Shape them into a square. Place the cherry tomato halves in a few straight lines alternating with lines of cheese in between.
Here's another great idea, and one that will keep all week in the cabin on your vacation provided it's not gone the first couple of days!