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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Appetizers and Dips 21 Taco to easy make, Dip layered dip provides a great opportuniy for talking about Quick and this diferent vegetables, their colors, and how many layers they make together. Ingredients Directions Shredded lettuce 1 diced tomato 8 ounces sour cream 8 ounces softened cream cheese 1  1 ½-ounce envelope of taco seasoning 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup sliced black olives (optional) Tortilla chips for dipping 1 Using a sharp knife, shred lettuce and set it aside. 2 Dice tomatoes into small cubes; set them aside. 3 Mix sour cream, softened cream cheese, and taco Equipment Measuring cup Mixing bowl Mixing spoon Hand grater Sharp knife Cutting board Electric hand mixer (optional) 9-by-13-inch pan Serving bowl Small plates for serving seasoning until well blended. (Use an electric hand mixer on high speed if you like.) 4 Spread mixture into a 9-by-13-inch pan. 5 Layer shredded lettuce over seasoned mixture. 6 Layer diced tomatoes over lettuce. 7 Sprinkle cheddar cheese over tomatoes. 8 Top off the layers with sliced black olives. 9 Serve dip with tortilla chips. Extension Show the children what a corn tortilla looks like before it is baked and packaged. What differences or similarities do children observe between an uncooked tortilla and one that has been cooked? A Book to Read Read about Mario and his sister Marissa’s special taco in Mud Tacos by Mario Lopez and Marissa Lopez Wong. Yield: Makes 15 servings. Serving size 4 tablespoons. Nutritional information for dip: 11 grams fat, 4 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 3 grams protein. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL