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Mexican Seven Layer Salad


Mexican Seven Layer Salad

Mexican Seven Layer Salad

Stephanie Gallagher
Seven layer salads are popular for parties and potlucks. This version has a Mexican flair, thanks to the addition of black beans, corn, a Mexican flavored dressing and crushed tortilla chips. If you're looking for a vegetarian version of this salad, simply replace the chicken with chopped tomatoes.

This recipe serves about 6 people. But it doubles quite well. Be sure to use a glass bowl with tall sides for this salad. It's the best way to see the layers. But also realize that the size of your bowl will determine how the layers look.

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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa
  • 3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped into small, bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen yellow corn, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 2 oz. can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and salsa. Set aside.

  2. Place lettuce in a tall glass bowl. Top with the black beans, corn and chicken, making sure to spread each carefully in an even layer.

  3. Spread the mayonnaise and salsa mixture over the chicken. Top with the shredded cheese and black olives. Serve immediately, or cover, and refrigerate 2 hours before serving.

  4. When ready to serve, top with the crushed tortilla chips.

See also: Mexican Chicken Salad Recipe

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