Layered Taco Salad Recipe with Refried Beans

Layered Taco Salad Recipe with Refried Beans

Looking for a quick and tasty meal that’s packed with flavor? Try this delicious layered taco salad recipe with refried beans! It’s a crowd-pleaser that’s perfect for any occasion.


  • 1 head of lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup of refried beans
  • 1 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of diced onions
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of corn kernels
  • 1 cup of sliced black olives
  • 1 cup of crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of salsa
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a large glass bowl or trifle dish, layer the shredded lettuce at the bottom.
  2. Spread the refried beans evenly over the lettuce.
  3. Next, layer the diced tomatoes, onions, and shredded cheddar cheese.
  4. Add the corn kernels and sliced black olives.
  5. Sprinkle the crushed tortilla chips on top.
  6. In a separate small bowl, mix together the sour cream and salsa until well combined.
  7. Pour the sour cream and salsa mixture over the salad, spreading it evenly.
  8. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.


Looking to switch things up? Here are a few variations you can try:

  • Add cooked ground beef, chicken, or tofu for a protein-packed option.
  • Substitute the refried beans with black beans for a different flavor.
  • For a healthier twist, use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
  • Experiment with different types of cheese, such as Monterey Jack or queso fresco.

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