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7-Layer Dip Salad
with pinto beans / cheese

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min

This dish is not just for snacking at parties anymore. Combine common ingredients from 7-Layer Dip into this flavorful, crisp salad. Crumble chips over top or use them for scooping up bites of salad.
Smarts: "7" is just a guideline. Feel free to add other vegetables or toppings that you like.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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7-Layer Dip Salad:
  • Lettuce, romaine - 8 oz, chopped
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, white and green parts combined
  • Tomatoes, roma - 4, diced
  • Avocados - 1, diced
  • Beans, pinto (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Olives, black and sliced (4 oz / 113g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin - 1 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Cheese, shredded Mexican blend - 1 cup
  • Sour cream - 1/2 cup (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
  • Tortilla chips - 5 oz
Paprika Vinaigrette:
  • Vinegar, red wine - 2 Tbsp
  • Paprika - 1/2 tsp
  • Honey - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together vinegar, paprika, honey and mustard. Add olive oil, while whisking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Lettuce / Green onions / Tomatoes - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Avocados - Dice avocados.
  4. Beans / Olives - Drain and rinse.

Make

  1. Heat a skillet with cooking oil over medium heat. Add pinto beans and saute for 1 minute to heat through. Add cumin and chili powder and saute until spices are fragrant, ~1 minute more.
  2. Toss lettuce and tomatoes with half the vinaigrette.
  3. Assemble salads by arranging a bed of lettuce and tomatoes. Add beans, cheese, olives, avocados and then green onions (green and white parts).
  4. Top salads with a spoonful of sour cream. Use chips for scooping up salad toppings or crumble the chips over top. Add more vinaigrette at the table if you’d like. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (83)
Gluten-free (7)
Paleo (6)
Vegetarian (20)

33 reviews

Nice quick meal for an evening when you just aren't feeling like cooking. I put the different toppings in containers so we could choose our favorite toppings, since my husband doesn't care for the same things as me. We used a different dressing.

By: Jean
Posted: Jan 31, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Easy to put together and enjoy! Tastes amazing with a bold, adjustable flavour palate and numerous textures. Definitely becoming a go-to dinner!

By: Ry
Posted: Jan 19, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I skipped the chips. That might have helped make this a little more flavorful? There were some bites I liked, but I think the beans needed a little something more.

By: Jenna
Posted: Apr 13, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very fresh and a nice change for a salad. Will definitely make again.

By: Sandy
Posted: Mar 28, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I turned this into a burrito bowl by adding steamed rice and omitting the chips.

By: K
Posted: Mar 19, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I think it would eat a little better with the crunch from iceberg, even though I try to avoid iceberg due to lack of nutrients. The dressing was great in terms of adding brightness, but I think the flavor profile of it could be tweaked to match the profile of the salad a little more cohesively...though I'm not entirely sure how! :)

By: Kelly
Posted: Mar 12, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful