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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


  • 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


  • 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: 371 calories, 35g fat (6g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 325mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein.

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toothwarriorprincess User ID: 5187964 222217
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."

Dsim203 User ID: 8217048 221215
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"Good and easy recipes"

Janadele User ID: 7087902 182610
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."

Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 143911
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."

suze81952 User ID: 3287057 98413
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."

chellerain User ID: 6007015 165741
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!"

mousefullhouse User ID: 6102808 114040
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!!!"

moonbear36 User ID: 5047787 98412
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"very tasty and easy to carry to dinners"

mousefullhouse User ID: 6102808 105136
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

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

regansma User ID: 496976 99041
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

"One of our favorites."

extendedheart User ID: 4629856 114039
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"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 180614
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."

Sian1h User ID: 4799295 98397
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2010

"Very good my family and friends loved it."

mspack98 User ID: 4078977 182608
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"

amykrisb User ID: 1672772 165740
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

"Much yummier than I thought it would be."

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