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Southwest Salads

Looking for recipes for southwest salads? Taste of Home has the best southwest salads recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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Every time I have to bring a dish to a party, friends ask for my taco salad. Even players on my son's football team ask for it. —Lori Buntrock, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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Blueberry Salsa Salad

Blueberry Salsa Salad

Blueberry Salsa Salad

For this deliciously different salad, Priscilla Gilbert tops mixed greens with a sweet-tart fruit medley seasoned with onion and cilantro. "It was a hit when I prepared it for our 50th wedding anniversary," she relates from Indian Harbour Beach, Florida.

Spicy Chicken Salad with Mango Salsa

Spicy Chicken Salad with Mango Salsa

Spicy Chicken Salad with Mango Salsa

When I need a different weeknight meal, I pull out this salad recipe. To make it in record time, I use fully cooked chicken strips, jarred mango, bottled vinaigrette and packaged, shredded cheese.

Southwest Chicken & Rice Salad

Southwest Chicken & Rice Salad

Southwest Chicken & Rice Salad

Fun and different, this summery salad has a subtle smoky flavor that really says “Southwest.” The grilled corn adds an especially nice touch.
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Avocado Citrus Salad

Avocado Citrus Salad

Avocado Citrus Salad

We have a 2-1/2-acre avocado grove. It's located on a high slope just north of town. In the distance, we see foothills covered with avocado and citrus groves. Those two crops make a great combination in this salad. Friends always request it. —Dorothy Kostas, Escondido, California

Black Bean Veggie Burger Salad

Black Bean Veggie Burger Salad

Black Bean Veggie Burger Salad

“This lower fat version of a traditional taco salad doesn't lose any of the flavor,” writes Mary Bilyeu of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The creamy, flavorful dressing complements the unique use of a veggie burger as well.

Potluck Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Potluck Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Potluck Black-Eyed Pea Salad

"Whenever I get asked to potluck parties, this salad usually gets an invitation, too," chuckles Joy Polito Young of New Bern, North Carolina. "Since it takes a little time for the flavors to meld, I sometimes toss it together a day ahead, then add the fresh peppers just before serving."

Olive Corn Salad

Olive Corn Salad

Olive Corn Salad

This recipe has been a favorite of mine for years. My grandmother would always ask me to make it for our family picnic.

Spicy Warm Chicken Salad

Spicy Warm Chicken Salad

Spicy Warm Chicken Salad

This hearty main-dish salad, sent in by Iola Egle of Bella Vista, Arizona, makes a great cool-weather entree. It's colorful, delicious and filled with the kind of heat that’s great after a chilly football game or hike. Best of all, you can have it on the table in half an hour!

Zesty Red Potato Salad

Zesty Red Potato Salad

Zesty Red Potato Salad

My husband's family has a lot of cookouts, and this recipe is a hit each time I bring it. It's easy to prepare and looks as good as it tastes.

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

Fiesta Taco Salads

Fiesta Taco Salads

Fiesta Taco Salads

"This taco salad has all the flavors, but it’s so much easier to prepare and eat because it’s not served in a shell. If you like spicier food, use medium or hot salsa and add another jalapeno." —Tari Ambler, Shorewood, Illinois
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