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Southwest Salads

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This knockout shredded pork makes a healthy, delicious and hearty salad with black beans, corn, cotija cheese and plenty of fresh greens. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma
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Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

"We enjoy fajitas and tacos, but finding a good side dish to go with them wasn't easy...until this recipe came along," writes Stephenie Liston of Ankeny, Iowa.

Fire-and-Ice Salad

Fire-and-Ice Salad

Fire-and-Ice Salad

This recipe gets its unique name from the combination of cool crisp vegetables and the spicy jalapeno and dressing. Folks I serve it to agree this is the best cucumber salad that they've ever tasted.

South-of-the-Border Caprese Salad

South-of-the-Border Caprese Salad

South-of-the-Border Caprese Salad

Plump heirloom tomatoes highlight this garden-fresh showpiece, drizzled with a sweet-tart dressing and sprinkled with cheese. It's perfect for an outdoor party and so easy to make! —Kathleen Merkley, Layton, Utah
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Fajita in a Bowl

Fajita in a Bowl

Fajita in a Bowl

Pull out the skewers and take a stab at grilling peppers, onions and corn for an awesome steak salad that’s all summer and smoke. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Quick Black Bean and Corn Salad

Quick Black Bean and Corn Salad

Quick Black Bean and Corn Salad

This recipe is a favorite with my husband and five boys, all hearty eaters. It's filling, economical and, best of all, easy to prepare. I spend many afternoons driving our sons back and forth to their wrestling and band practices, piano lessons, Boy Scout meetings and church activities.

Avocado Tomato Salad

Avocado Tomato Salad

Avocado Tomato Salad

This simple, colorful salad from Ginger Burow, Fredericksburg, Texas, combines fresh tomatoes with avocados. It goes great with any kind of Mexican food or it makes a wonderful appetizer when spooned on a toasted baguette.

Salsa Chicken Salad

Salsa Chicken Salad

Salsa Chicken Salad

Here’s a quick and easy chicken salad just as full of flavor as it is colorful, promises Timothy Lewis of Somerset, Pennsylvania. The perfect lunch for busy summertime days!

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

Quick Taco Platter

Quick Taco Platter

Quick Taco Platter

This fast-to-fix main dish is like a huge taco salad. Even the kids love it.—Celia Rixman, Sylmar, California

Tex-Mex Green Bean Salad

Tex-Mex Green Bean Salad

Tex-Mex Green Bean Salad

This salad is a family favorite at cookouts. It's especially good with barbecued beef, which is so popular here in Texas.

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

This good-for-you dish can be served either cold as a salad side dish for 8 people or warm as an entree for 4 people. The Lime Vinaigrette add a punch of flavor to this wonderful dish.—Yvonne Compton, Elkton, Oregon
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