Layered dip is called so because it is prepared with each ingredient as a separate layer that goes on top of the previous one. The layered dip is not a special dip but more a style of preparation tat can be used for any dip recipe. Layered dips use seven or more ingredients in general and are thus quite heavy. Layered dips can be prepared with less than seven ingredients also. The layered dip can be prepared with seafood, beans, and chicken or meat. Cheese and mayonnaise usually make up the bottom layer of the layered dip and is topped up with chopped vegetables like onions, parsley, cilantro, shredded lettuce, bell peppers. Salsa and other ingredients like spices also go into the layered dip.