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Mexican Layered Salad Recipe

Mexican Layered Salad Recipe

Here’s another popular dish I like to prepare in advance, adding the cheese and chips just before serving. It’s a slightly different version of the layered salad.—Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups torn romaine
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced, optional
  • 1 large cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, sliced or cut into 1/2-in. chunks
  • 1 each large green and sweet red pepper, chopped or sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup canned chopped green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a 2-qt. trifle bowl or glass serving bowl, layer fresh vegetables. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, chilies and seasonings; spread over top. Sprinkle with chips and cheese. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 371 calories, 35 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 325 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Mexican Layered Salad

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"Easy recipe to make. For us it was pretty good. I just didn't like it wasn't something that could be had the next day. Or even make too far ahead. It was too soggy."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"Good and easy recipes"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"Served this at a luncheon. I added alittle more chili powder and would cut down alittle on the mayonnaise but it had a good flavor and several wanted the recipe. It is a good mix of vegetables."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"This a great salad with a pretty presentation. I don't care for mayo so I used ranch instead. I served the dressing on the side, but it was not necessary because everyone liked it. I made this dish along side a chilies rellenoes casserole."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2013

"I am a big fan of fudge & this is the best I have ever had. I gave to relatives & friends as a gift & all raved about the taste."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"My review is based on the dressing. (As for the vegetable combination and presentation, I thought it was very good.) The dressing was overpowered by the chili powder. You could hardly taste any heat from the green chiles, and the mayo flavor was just too much. I felt embarrassed to serve it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"Very tasty. The flavors really blend well!! The only thing we do differently is that we leave out the avocadoes since we don't care for them. Simply DELICIOUS!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"very tasty and easy to carry to dinners"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"All I can say is.....SCRUMPTIOUS!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

"One of our favorites."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"except for the avocados (highly allergic) this is a wonderful salad especially during late spring through early fall. but i will serve this

during entertaining friends and family and all year thru"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2010

"This Mexican layered salad is a family favourite and one my family makes every time we can. It's a keeper, for sure, and definitely going in my recipe box, as we absolutely love it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2010

"Very good my family and friends loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"This is also good with a Mexican dressing we tried. It was light mayo, taco sauce, cilantro & light french dressing..MMMMMMM"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

"Much yummier than I thought it would be."

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