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How to Make Easy Southwest Salad

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You can make easy southwest salad to have a quick and easy meal.  This recipe has a delicious combination of veggies, black beans, ranch dressing,  and salsa.  (I’m down with eating just about anything that has black beans and salsa!)  It just bursts with southwest flavor!  One of the best things about this salad is it’s a no-cook recipe.   You get your protein without cooking meat!  How awesome is that?  Are you busy preserving the produce from your garden?  No problem!  At times like that when life is so busy, recipes like this one can be thrown together in a jiffy so you can get other things done!

Easy Southwest Salad Recipe

easy southwest salad

Southwest Salad Ingredients

  • Bag of Lettuce (or Romaine, chopped)
  • Can of Black Beans (drain and rinse)
  • Can of Corn (drained)
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Tortilla Chips (crushed up)
  • Salsa
  • Ranch Dressing

How to Make Easy Southwest Salad

You can either serve this yummy southwest salad in a big bowl or else just set everything out individually and let everyone make their own salad.

Layer the ingredients in the bowl:  chopped lettuce, then drained corn and drained beans, then shredded cheese.  Repeat layers until the bowl is full.

Top the salad by sprinkling it with crushed up tortilla chips.

Finally, drizzle your ranch dressing and salsa on it, then it’s time to eat!  See how FAST that was?

easy southwest salad
easy salad recipe

How to Make Easy Southwest Salad

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This delicious southwest salad can be thrown together in a jiffy! Just layer all of the ingredients in a bowl and serve!

Ingredients

  • Bag of Lettuce (or Romaine, chopped)
  • Can of Black Beans (drain and rinse)
  • Can of Corn (drained)
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Tortilla Chips (crushed)
  • Salsa
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Avocado slices for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. You can either serve it in a big bowl or else just set everything out individually and let everyone make their own salad.
  2. Layer the ingredients in the bowl: lettuce, then drained corn and drained beans, then shredded cheese. Repeat until the bowl is full.
  3. Top with crushed tortilla chips.
  4. Finally, put on your ranch dressing and salsa, then eat!

Notes

Garnish with avocado slices, if desired.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 155Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 6mgSodium 124mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 6gSugar 2gProtein 5g

This is an estimate.

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I really think that you are going to love this easy southwest salad!  It is low-fat and low-carb, yet filling.  Not to mention delicious and super easy!  My sister-in-law, Jenny, says even her kids love it.  

[Speaking of Jenny, here’s an interesting little tidbit.  Did you know I have not one…not two…but three sisters-in-law named Jenny?  Remember that!  There will be a quiz later! 😉 ]

I know you will love this easy southwest salad!

See you next time!

Deb

P.S.  If you like salads, you will love this yummy BLT Summer Salad recipe!

BLT Summer Salad

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Monday 31st of October 2016

Love this easy, healthy and delicious recipe :) Thanks a lot for joining us at the Family Joy Blog link up Party!! xoxo -Shamira

Debra

Monday 31st of October 2016

Thanks, Shamira! It was fun!

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