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Layered Mexican Party Salad

 54 Ratings
14 Comments
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 12

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

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

Directions

  • 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
19%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
700mg
29%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
7g
27%
Sugars
5g
5%
Protein
9g
9%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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