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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.