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SEVEN LAYER DIP WITH CHIMICHURRI

SEVEN LAYER DIP WITH CHIMICHURRI

TIME

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10

NUTRITIONAL VALUE

Nutritional information per serving
Calories 790

Protein 28 g

Fat 57 g

Carbohydrates 45 g

INGREDIENTS

  • 500 g ground Québec turkey or chicken
  • 2-3 bags of corn chips for serving
  • 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) chili powder
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) paprika
  • 15 ml (1 Tbsp.) dried oregano
  • 2,5 ml (1/2 tsp) cumin
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) kosher salt
  • 375 ml (1 1/2 cup) guacamole (use your favourite recipe)
  • 500 ml (2 cups) full-fat sour cream
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) black beans
  • 125 ml (/2 cup) sweet yellow corn
  • 34 ml (3 Tbsp.) cilantro, chopped

For pico de gallo

  • 1 large tomato, seeded, diced
  • 1 large jalapeño, seeded, diced
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) white onion, diced
  • Juice of one lime
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) cilantro, chopped

For chimichurri

  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) CHAMPAGNE WINE VINEGAR
  • 30 ml (2 Tbsp.) fresh oregano, chopped
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) fresh parsley, chopped
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) INFUSED OLIVE OIL - OREGANO
  • 1 tsp.Kosher salt

For cheese sauce

  • 45 ml (3 Tbsp.) butter
  • 30 ml (2 Tbsp.) all-purpose flour
  • 250 ml (1 cup) whole milk
  • 400 g old cheddar, grated
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) chili flakes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place a large frying pan over medium to high heat with a splash of neutral oil. Add ground turkey to the pan, with chili powder, paprika, oregano, cumin and salt. Let fry for 3 minutes without touching to create some browning on the bottom. With a wooden spoon break up the ground turkey into small bits and mix in the herbs and spices. Cook for another 3-4 minutes or until all bits are cooked through. Take off heat and set aside.
  2. Mix corn, black beans and cilantro with a pinch of salt in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. To make pico de gallo, the fresh salsa layer, mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. To prepare the chimichurri begin by mixing garlic, shallot and white wine vinegar in a small bowl, letting it sit for 10 minutes. Add the oregano, parsley and cilantro, salt, and mix thoroughly. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Set aside.

For cheese sauce

  1. In a small saucepan melt butter over low to medium heat. Once butter is melted, whisk in flour until well incorporated. Add milk and bring to a simmer, whisking until the mixture thickens a bit. Add cheese into the milk, one small handful at a time, whisking between each until all the cheese is melted and smooth. Add chili flakes and mix again.
  2. Use a large deep-dish pie plate (10’) or a 9x12 casserole dish to layer the dip. Begin with the corn and beans on the bottom, then the guacamole, followed by the chimichurri, then the cooled ground turkey, followed by the sour cream, cheese sauce and pico de gallo.
  3. Spread the layers all the way to the edges of your dish so the layers don’t leak down into each other.
  4. Refrigerate for up to a day before serving. Serve cool with corn chips.

NOTES & TIPS

For a less liquid pico de gallo, you can add a few pinches of salt to the tomatoes before mixing them into the salsa, then drain the tomatoes in a colander over a bowl. A considerable amount of water should run off.