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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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I like to prepare this dish in advance, adding the cheese and chips just before serving. It’s a different twist on a layered salad.— Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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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

Meatless Taco Salad

Meatless Taco Salad

Meatless Taco Salad

This colorful salad from Kimberly Dray of Pflugerville, Texas blends together all your favorite taco ingredients...minus the ground beef. And you won't miss the meat at all! The guacamole dressing is thick and creamy.

Jicama Romaine Salad

Jicama Romaine Salad

Jicama Romaine Salad

Stephanie Homme and her family in Baton Rouge, Louisiana are real fans of jicama. “It’s a Mexican root vegetable that’s like a cross between a turnip and sweet potato,” she explains. “It’s juicy, sweet and adds crunch and heat to this wonderful salad with feisty Mexican flair.”
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Southwestern Corn Chip Salad

Southwestern Corn Chip Salad

Southwestern Corn Chip Salad

You get an explosion of Southwestern flavor in every bite of this deliciously different salad. It's a favorite for kids of all ages since it mixes beans and cheese, tasty vegetables and crisp corn chips. —Jerri Moror, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet and Gold Potato Salad

To make my potato salad look bright and taste extra-festive, I add Mexicorn and black beans. With the zesty dressing, it’s the best!—Jeannie Trudell, Del Norte, Colorado

Hominy Bean Salad

Hominy Bean Salad

Hominy Bean Salad

Chock-full of fresh and canned beans, this colorful salad is perfect for potluck. De Loris Lawson of Carthage, Missouri sent the recipe. She writes, "I am a great-grandmother who loves to cook—from fancy meals for company to simple bean and corn bread suppers."

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

Israeli Pepper Tomato Salad

Israeli Pepper Tomato Salad

Israeli Pepper Tomato Salad

"This Israeli salad, which is traditionally eaten at breakfast, lends itself to endless variety...you can add foods like olives, beets or potatoes," says Sandy Long of Lees Summit, Missouri

Fiery Chicken Spinach Salad

Fiery Chicken Spinach Salad

Fiery Chicken Spinach Salad

This hearty and colorful main-course salad is easy to throw together when I get home from work, because it uses canned black beans and Mexicorn and packaged chicken breast strips. I sometimes add a can of ripe olives and fresh cherry tomatoes from our garden.

Grilled Southwestern Steak Salad

Grilled Southwestern Steak Salad

Grilled Southwestern Steak Salad

I get along just fine with salads, but my boyfriend calls them “chick food.” This manly pasta salad with steak, peppers and onions makes us both happy. —Yvonne Starlin, Hermitage, Tennessee

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.
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