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PCLinuxOS Recipe Corner: Layered Mexican Party Salad

Layered Mexican Party Salad


1 box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® classic pasta salad mix
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (15.25 oz) whole kernel corn, drained
4 cups torn romaine lettuce
1 container (12 oz) refrigerated guacamole dip
1 1/2 cups finely shredded Mexican 4-cheese blend (6 oz)
3 plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
1 can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
3 cups nacho-flavored tortilla chips


1. Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. In medium bowl, stir together seasoning mix, oil, water and cumin. Stir in pasta, beans and corn.

3. In 4-quart glass salad bowl or 13x9-inch glass baking dish, layer lettuce and pasta mixture. Spread guacamole evenly over top. Sprinkle with cheese and tomatoes; top with olives.

4. Just before serving, arrange chips around edge of bowl. Serve immediately, or refrigerate.


Purchase a bag of ready-to-eat torn romaine lettuce to save time.

Make this salad up to 24 hours before serving.

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