Layered Southwestern Salad

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A great salad for potlucks, picnics or family gatherings.


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20 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1/3 c
    chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 c
    fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 pkg
    16-oz. pkg. romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 5
    plum (roma) tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small
    red onion, chopped
  • 1 pkg
    8-oz. pkg. shredded mexican 4-cheese blend
  • 1 can(s)
    15-oz. can whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained (mexi-corn)
  • 1 can(s)
    6-oz. can sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 c
    crushed tortilla chips
  • ·
    garnish: fresh cilantro leaves

How to Make Layered Southwestern Salad


  1. Process first 7 ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.
  2. Layer lettuce and next 7 ingredients in order (ending with tortilla chips on top) in a 3-quart glass bowl.
  3. Garnish, if desired, with fresh cilantro leaves. Serve immediately with vinaigrette.

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About Layered Southwestern Salad

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic Low Fat Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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