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Sami Muirhead has the perfect holiday-season recipe – a 21-layer masterpiece that is sure to get the party started.

What are the holidays, if not a time for sweet and savoury treats? Well, may I present the ultimate holiday gift, and one that money cannot buy.

When you think of celebratory food, forget ham, turkey and prawns. Nothing is better in our hot Sunshine Coast conditions than a bit of Mexican. Stay with the crazy lady here because I am about to gift you the brand-new recipe for the 21-layer Mexican dip – perfect for your New Year’s Eve soiree!

Cue the Spanish Flea music and the Mariachi band.

Everyone will be begging you to bring this masterpiece to their parties and calling you a gastronomic genius.

Anyone and everyone boasts a kick-butt recipe for a seven-layer dip. And the seven-layer dip deserves recognition for being amazing. But you know this new version is three times as good, and three times the size.

The guy I work with (Todd) and I have long wanted to create a 21-layer dip, but it was Kim McCosker from 4 Ingredients who made our wishes come true. The best-selling author is the mastermind behind the recipe. When she presented it I swear 21 angels came down from the sky and time stood still as she held aloft this magical Mexican treat. And thanks to Kim for not following her regular rules of just four ingredients in every recipe.

Here it is people:

  1. Refried beans.
  2. Salsa.
  3. Sour cream.
  4. Mashed avocado.
  5. Black beans.
  6. Lime juice (yes, it IS a layer!).
  7. Corn kernels.
  8. Diced tomatoes.
  9. Grated carrot.
  10. Shallots.
  11. Jalapenos, finely chopped.
  12. Iceberg lettuce, finely shredded.
  13. Grated cheddar cheese.
  14. Coriander.
  15. Chili flakes.
  16. Crushed corn chips.
  17. Slow-cooked shredded beef.
  18. Parsley.
  19. Chives.
  20. Micro-greens.
  21. Edible geraniums.

And as a final gift to you to say thanks for being my buddy in these glorious pages all year, I have three of the best jokes to fit the Mexican dip theme. Consider them your jokes now.

  1. What can’t you trust a taco chef? Because they will spill the beans.
  2. What type of toppings does a duck want on its nacho? Quack-amole
  3. I poisoned my husband’s pita dip. The police charged me with hummus-cide.

Happy New Year’s everyone!


Sami Muirhead is a radio announcer, blogger and commentator. For more from Sami tune into Mix FM.

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