Layered Summer Fiesta Salad

Prep time
25 minutes
Total Time
2 hours 25 minutes
8 ratings
8 to 10
Layered Summer Fiesta Salad

A clear, glass bowl highlights the colorful, mouth-watering layers of this delicious and healthy salad.


  • 6 cups packed torn romaine lettuce or baby romaine lettuce
  • 1 (15 or 16 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup shredded Organic Valley Cheddar or Pepperjack Cheese
  • 3 cups diced ripe tomatoes
  • 12 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 13 cup hot or medium salsa
  • 13 cup Organic Valley Sour Cream
  • 14 teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed tortilla chips
  • 12 cup coarsely chopped cilantro


  1. Layer lettuce, black beans, cheese and tomatoes in a glass serving bowl.
  2. Place avocado in a medium bowl; mash well with a fork. Mash in lime juice. Sir in salsa, sour cream and salt mixing well. Spread mixture evenly over tomatoes spreading to edges of bowl to seal. Cover; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Just before serving, sprinkle chips and cilantro over salad. Toss well and serve immediately. 

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