Mexican Layered Salad

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Halcyon Eve

This sounds like a light, Mexican version of the classic Seven-Layered Salad. You could add black beans, chicken breast, or other protein to make it more filling, if you wanted to serve it as a main-course salad. I think a mixture of sour cream and mayo would also be good in the dressing, and I think sliced olives would be nice on top, too.

Top Review by Debbwl

This was heavenly. A few minor changes. Had to cut it down making just 1/3 of the recipe. Did not measure the diced green chiles just used 4 ounce can, and used Best Foods Cholesterol Free Mayo. Also used Pepper Jack Cheese in place of cheddar cheese for a little extra kick. All that said I loved this salad and your dressing is absolutely perfect. This is a great recipe for get-togethers as it can be made ahead. Thanks so much for the post will be making this a lot.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 2-quart trifle dish or glass bowl, layer the first five ingredients.
  2. Combine the mayonnaise, chilies, and seasonings; spread over the top of the salad.
  3. Sprinkle crushed chips and cheese over the top and serve immediately.

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