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Layered Mexican Party Salad

Layered Mexican Party Salad
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 12
You're 30 minutes away from a fiesta of flavors in a big bowl of luscious layered salad.
Updated June 2, 2010

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) 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • Purchase a bag of ready-to-eat torn romaine lettuce to save time.
  • Make this salad up to 24 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
700mg
29%
Potassium
430mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
7g
27%
Sugars
5g
Protein
9g
% 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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