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Southwest Salads

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Cilantro comes through in this colorful side that's zesty but not too spicy. It also makes a great luncheon dish when served with sesame breadsticks, sherbet and sugar cookies. It's sure to satisfy! —Tommi Roylance of Charlo, Montana
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Avocado Turkey Salad

Avocado Turkey Salad

Avocado Turkey Salad

Grape tomatoes and avocado chunks add pretty color and fresh flavor to this main-dish salad from our home economists. In a pinch, substitute half-and half or milk for the whipping cream, adding a teaspoon at a time until you get the desired consistency.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Southwestern Taco Salad

Southwestern Taco Salad

Southwestern Taco Salad

I came across this recipe while spending a winter in Arizona. Now as soon as we return home each spring, our grandchildren are waiting for me to make these refreshing salads. To save time, bake the salad shells in the morning. Cool: store in an airtight container.—Betty Johnson, Olympia, Washington

Spicy Crunchy Veggies

Spicy Crunchy Veggies

Spicy Crunchy Veggies

This simple salad offers a lot of crunch and plenty of spice. I like topping it off with ranch-flavored almonds instead of toasting them myself.
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Frozen Grapefruit-Avocado Salad

Frozen Grapefruit-Avocado Salad

Frozen Grapefruit-Avocado Salad

You might wonder about the unusual combination of grapefruit, avocado, grapes and pecans, but you'll find it's a real taste treat.

Avocado-Orange Spinach Toss

Avocado-Orange Spinach Toss

Avocado-Orange Spinach Toss

Baby spinach, mandarin oranges and avocado are teamed in this refreshing springtime salad from Margaret O'Bryon of Bel Air, Maryland. You can also substitute fresh orange slices for the mandarin oranges.

Spanish Slaw

Spanish Slaw

Spanish Slaw

Colorful and tangy, this coleslaw adds some zip to an ordinary meal. Try it and see if it doesn't perk up your next meal.

Southwestern Barley Salad

Southwestern Barley Salad

Southwestern Barley Salad

Cilantro comes through in this colorful side that's zesty but not too spicy. It also makes a great luncheon dish when served with sesame breadsticks, sherbet and sugar cookies. It's sure to satisfy! —Tommi Roylance of Charlo, Montana

Texas Confetti Rice Salad

Texas Confetti Rice Salad

Texas Confetti Rice Salad

A spicy way to dress up rice, this southwestern salad will impress at the dinner table or at a potluck lunch. Just add a hearty appetite!—Linda Morten, Somerville, TX

Corny Mexican Salad

Corny Mexican Salad

Corny Mexican Salad

From Suzanne McKinley of Lyons, Georgia comes this fresh-tasting medley of veggies tossed with a zesty oil-and-vinegar dressing. Serve the salad alone as a side dish or pair it with tortilla chips for an appetizer.

Cheesy Beef Taco Salad

Cheesy Beef Taco Salad

Cheesy Beef Taco Salad

Arlene Ghent of St. Joseph, Michigan says, "I often double the recipe so there are leftovers for lunch the next day."

Grapefruit Avocado Salad

Grapefruit Avocado Salad

Grapefruit Avocado Salad

Country Woman's Test Kitchen developed this pretty, refreshing salad, which pairs well with roasted meats and poultry. The avocado, red onion and garlic-mustard dressing complement the tart fruit beautifully.
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