Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This will be hit at any party not just for taste but for A beautiful presentation of a Tex Mex 7 layer salad. Lots of flavor. The green salsa consists of Tomatillos, Onions, Chilies, Cilantro. Try one of these Salsa Verde or Smoky, Spicy Tomatillo Salsa Verde Aka Green Hell! or buy your favorite brand of Salsa Verde. Salad can be made the day before and refrigerated.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place lettuce in a trifle dish.
  2. Top with beans.
  3. Mix corn layer ingredients together and place on top of beans.
  4. Mix avocado ingredients together and place on top of corn layer.
  5. Place tomato halve cut side up on the avocado layer; sprinkle with pepper and cilantro to taste.
  6. Mix dressing ingredients together and carefully spread on tomatoes.
  7. Top with cheese and garnish with olives and additional cilantro.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe, Rita! It is avocado season on Guam so I'm always looking for new ways to use avocado instead of the standard guacamole. I cut thin slices of a corn tortilla, fried them until crisp then sprinkled them with sea salt and ancho chili powder then added this layer before the dressing. I used the Jalapeno Tequila Green Hot Sauce from Blair's Heat Collection. I served this with grilled chicken breasts and my DH ended up dicing his chicken and adding it to the salad. Thanks for posting!

miss_treated1 June 04, 2012

Unfortunately I don't own a trifle bowl or similar but I did use all the ingredients
and layered them in rows on a platter. Very pretty presentation!
Made fresh salsa and this is not only very satisfying and pretty salad but healthy, too!
I replaced some of the black beans with kidney beans and garbanzos. Fresh cotija from
a local source. Reviewed for Veg Tag/February.

COOKGIRl February 23, 2012

This was a great salad for a potluck. It looked fantastic and the addition of the avocado and salsa verde gave it a different(and tasty) spin from the usual layered salads. Will definitely make again.

cinamongirl January 01, 2012