I make homemade guacamole and put that layer on top of the sour cream/cream cheese layer. The cream cheese , sour cream, and half of taco seasoning mix(makes it very spicy)mixed together for layer two. I actually used a hybrid of user advice here and ended up with this layer combination (from bottom up): Layer 1-refried beans Layer 2-Cream cheese sour cream and taco seasoning Layer 3-Guacamole Layer 4-Tomatoes green peppers green onions and lettuce Layer 5-Salsa Layer 6-Shredded Cheddar cheese Layer 7-Black beans I really liked this combination of ingredients and didn't find the lettuce or any of the other vegetables to be bothersome. Thumb Up Helpful (760)Rating: 5 stars I'm a big fan of taco dip, so I LOVED this recipe. I'd suggest finding another layer dip, or making modifications to this one.