Sweet Potato Seven Layer Dip

I took this Sweet Potato Seven Layer Dip to my book reading club gathering and they raved about it. Usually I only get a reaction like that from people who are somehow motivated to say nice things to me, like my family, but that’s not so with my book reading club. In fact, the whole notion of a book reading club is that we’re all there with different opinions about the same thing and we talk it through…while drinking wine and eating good food. So when this group agreed that they loved this dip, I knew it was a winner.

Sweet Potato Seven Layer Dip is vegan and gluten-free


They sell sweet potatoes at my grocery store 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but somehow sweet potatoes fall into the apples and pumpkin category for me – they scream fall. Well, you know, not literally.

So when this time of year rolls around I love to dish out the sweet potatoes. And I figured it would be perfect to showcase these cheesy sweet potatoes with layers of taco-flavored quinoa, salsa-infused black beans, and all the toppings like black olives and diced tomatoes that make this new fall flavored dip something to be remembered at your party, whatever the theme!

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(Note: The Sweet Potato Chips in this photo are vegetarian, but not vegan. If you want vegan chips to accompany the vegan dip, you should consider the Garden of Eatin’ Blue Corn Tortilla Chips®.)

Seven Layer Sweet Potato Dip with Quinoa and Guacamole

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Sweet Potato Seven Layer Dip with black beans, spicy quinoa, cheesy sweet potatoes, guacamole, black olives, tomatoes and more.

5 from 1 vote
Southwestern inspired Seven Layer Sweet Potato Dip
Sweet Potato Seven Layer Dip
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Prepare this Sweet Potato Seven Layer Dip for your next party and enjoy the oohs and ahhs of guests as they dip into this vegan, gluten-free snack!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15
Calories: 215 kcal
Author: Namely Marly
  • 2 15 oz cans Westbrae Natural® Organic Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon Spectrum® ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes scrubbed and chopped
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 cup Imagine® Organic Sweet Potato Soup
  • teaspoon Hain® salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons paprika divided
  • 2 cups Arrowhead Mills® Organic Quinoa cooked
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 2 ripe avocados peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3-4 leaves of cilantro or 2 teaspoons dried cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cup sliced black olives
  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup vegan cheddar cheese shredded
  • Garden of Eatin’® Sweet Potato Corn Tortilla Chips or Garden of Eatin'® Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
  1. Prepare the Black Bean Dip by combing black beans, salsa, ground flax seed, and garlic in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. Spread across the bottom of a deep-dished serving plate.
  2. Place the chopped sweet potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl and pour enough water until just covered. Microwave the potatoes for 4 – 5 minutes and then allow them to sit until softened. Use a fork to test the potatoes to ensure they’re tender.
  3. When the potatoes are ready and cooled, carefully drain the excess fluid, and place the softened sweet potatoes into a blender or food processor bowl. Add the nutritional yeast flakes, sweet potato soup, 1 teaspoon salt, turmeric, chili powder, and 1 teaspoon of the paprika. Pulse until smooth. Spoon the Sweet Potato Spread over the black bean mixture on the serving plate, reserving 1 tablespoon.
  4. Prepare the Quinoa Taco Filling by combining cooked quinoa, taco seasoning and remaining paprika in a medium bowl. You can substitute smoked paprika if you like here for a smokier taste. Stir until combined.
  5. Add one tablespoon of the sweet potato mixture (reserved from step #3) to the quinoa mixture and stir until combined (this helps the quinoa stay together better for dipping purposes). Then spread the prepared Quinoa Taco Filling over the Sweet Potato layer.
  6. Prepare the Simple and Fresh Guacamole by placing the chopped avocados in a bowl and then adding the sliced green onion, lime juice, garlic powder, cilantro, and the remaining half teaspoon of salt. Stir until well combined.
  7. You can continue to stir until the guacamole is relatively smooth or keep it kind of chunky, whatever your preference is. Drop spoonfuls of the guacamole along the outside edge over the quinoa layer and then work your way inward, using the back of your spoon to spread it evenly across the top.
  8. Top the dip with layers of chopped black olives, diced tomatoes, and vegan shredded cheese. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

You can easily make this dip the day ahead of your party – the flavors grow tastier over time. This dip goes nicely with the Garden of Eatin’® Sweet Potato Corn Tortilla Chips.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Seven Layer Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 829mg 35%
Potassium 547mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 62%
Vitamin C 8.1%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 11.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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17 Responses to Sweet Potato Seven Layer Dip

  1. I love that you use quinoa! I never would have thought. I can see why they were raving about the dip. Looks so good.

  2. Oh, my. That does look great! I’ve never seen sweet potato tortilla-style chips. I’d like it in the low dish — easier to get some of each layer.

  3. This looks great, Marly! Perfect party dish!

  4. Teresa Arneson

    Yum this sounds great and very healthy! I am sweet potato lover so any opportunity to use them I am in!

  5. So colorful!! Love the delicious layers, Marly!!

  6. That looks so fabulous! All the layers look beautiful.

    • Thanks, Melanie. I must confess that it tastes just as good as it looks!

  7. These look absolutely delicious and colorful.. !! beautiful layers .. I love it

  8. It looks great and I´ll definitely make that!
    If you make it in advance, how will you make the avocado stay green?
    The greyish color, after a bit of time, doesn´t look that attractive..

    • I’ll be honest – we usually eat this so fast we don’t have to worry about the avocado changing colors. However, keeping a sheet of plastic wrap over the top can help.

  9. This is too pretty to pass up, I love the colorful layers!

  10. This looks great! I found it trying to find a seven layer dip using pumpkin. I’m gonna use that instead of sweet potatoes and serve this warm (adding cold toppings just before serving). Thanks for posting this recipe!

    • Ooh, I love the pumpkin change-up! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

  11. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I made this for dinner tonight… with a few substitutions based on what I had in my pantry… it tastes a million times better than the typical 7 layer dip.. and healthy its to boot! This is definitely my new go-to appy for parties!

    • I LOVE substitutions based on a pantry. That’s when things get really creative. So glad you liked this recipe as a foundation!


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