Layered Southwest Salad


Recipe: Layered Southwest Salad

Summary: Layer this salad in a beautiful clear glass bowl for the best “wow” factor. It looks great and tastes terrific. Just mix and match the flavors to match your family’s taste.


  • 6 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup red onion, sliced into rings
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 slices bacon (optional)


  1. Layer ingredients in a 2-quart serving bowl in this order: lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, black beans, onions.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, salsa and cilantro. Spread dressing over onions, sealing to edge of bowl. Top with grated cheese; cover. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Garnish with crisply cooked bacon slices, crumbled, and additional cheddar cheese, if desired.

Preparation time: 25 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

Calories: 518

Fat: 41 g

Protein: 22 g

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