Layered Mexican Party Salad

You're 30 minutes away from a fiesta of flavors in a big bowl of luscious layered salad.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® classic pasta salad mix
3
tablespoons water
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (15.25 oz) Green Giant™ whole kernel corn, drained
4
cups torn romaine lettuce
1
container (12 oz) refrigerated guacamole dip
1 1/2
cups finely shredded Mexican 4-cheese blend (6 oz)
3
plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
1
can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
3
cups nacho-flavored tortilla chips

  • 1 Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. In medium bowl, stir together seasoning mix, oil, water and cumin. Stir in pasta, beans and corn.
  • 3 In 4-quart glass salad bowl or 13x9-inch glass baking dish, layer lettuce and pasta mixture. Spread guacamole evenly over top. Sprinkle with cheese and tomatoes; top with olives.
  • 4 Just before serving, arrange chips around edge of bowl. Serve immediately, or refrigerate.

Expert Tips

Purchase a bag of ready-to-eat torn romaine lettuce to save time.

Make this salad up to 24 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
700mg
700%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.