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7 Layer Salad

7 layer salad is a delicious way to enjoy seven perfect ingredients in one savory bite. Our 7 layer salad consists of a bed of lettuce, cold corn for sweetness, black beans, tomatoes, tons of cheese and a sprinkling of olives and onions. Fill up in a trifle for a gorgeous pot luck or party ready side dish salad. 

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7 Layer Salad Recipe

Before you get started on your salad, premake your dressing. It needs to sit in the fridge prior to serving so this can also be made a day ahead of time if you prefer.

  • 1/2 cup prepared ranch salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning

Tip: I keep the Kraft Ranch Dry Seasoning can on hand and can make dressing any time I want that tastes homemade. It also is great for taco seasonings and soup. You can find it in the seasonings aisle and lasts for quite a few months.

Seven Layer Salad Ingredients

You can add or take away layers depending on your own taste buds. Just keep in mind to keep layers kinda dry so you do not make some of your other veggies wilt or drown in juices. Feel free to substitute black beans for red, change up cheese kinds (or add extra between layers for visual)

  • 1 package, 8 oz, shredded lettuce
  • 2 cans corn, drained or 1 large package frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 5 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 small can, 2.25 oz, sliced black olives, drained
  • 2 green onions, sliced

Want to mix it up and make a Gourmet 7 Layer Salad?

Use Mexican Street Corn Salsa in replace of just plain corn, pico de gallo in exchange of just tomatoes and Black Bean and Corn Salsa in exchange for your bean layer!

 

7 layered salad ingredients

To Make 7 Layer Salad Dressing

Mix ranch dressing and taco seasoning together.

Set aside for flavors to mingle.

Refrigerate in a covered container until ready to use.

You may be tempted to put dressing between layers but unless you are serving immediately this is a bad idea because it will water down all your veggies from crisp to soft.

make ranch dressing with taco seasoning

 

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Layered Taco Salad

Layer each item into a large trifle bowl beginning with the lettuce and ending with the green onions.

layered salad in trifle bowl

 

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layered salad recipe

When you reach the cheese layer, place in the center of the bowl and sprinkle with olives and green onions.

7 layer taco salad recipe

Serve immediately or refrigerate covered until ready to serve.

Serve with dressing, guacamole, and sour cream.

Seven Layered Salad Recipe

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7 Layer Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

7 layer salad is a delicious way to enjoy seven perfect ingredients in one savory bite. Our 7 layer salad consists of a bed of lettuce, cold corn for sweetness, black beans, tomatoes, tons of cheese and a sprinkling of olives and onions. Fill up in a trifle for a gorgeous pot luck or party ready side dish salad. 

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: appetizer, mexican, salad, side dish
Author: Salty Side Dish
Ingredients
Dressing Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup prepared ranch salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
Salad Ingredients:
  • 1 package 8 oz, shredded lettuce
  • 2 cans corn drained or 1 large package frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 5 Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 small can 2.25oz, sliced black olives, drained
  • 2 green onions sliced
Instructions
To Make Salad Dressing:
  1. Mix ranch dressing and taco seasoning together. Set aside for flavors to mingle. Refrigerate in a covered container until ready to use.
To Make Salad:
  1. Layer each item into a large trifle bowl beginning with the lettuce and ending with the green onions. When you reach the cheese layer, place in the center of the bowl and sprinkle with olives and green onions.
  2. Serve immediately or refrigerate covered until ready to serve. Serve with dressing.

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