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Southwest Salads

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We use this super duper chicken across several meals including tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys love helping measure seasonings. —Karie Houghton, Lynnwood, Washington
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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.

Taco Salad

Taco Salad

Taco Salad

This fresh-tasting salad is the perfect accompaniment to the zippy burritos. It's really quick to toss together.—Kathy Ybarra, Rock Springs, Wyoming

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.
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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.

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.

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

Grilled Southwestern Steak Salad

Grilled Southwestern Steak Salad

Grilled Southwestern Steak Salad

Pasta salad loaded with steak, peppers and onions makes both my boyfriend and me happy. Plus, it’s versatile! We serve it hot, room temperature or cold. —Yvonne Starlin, Westmoreland, Tennessee

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.

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.

Fiesta Coleslaw

Fiesta Coleslaw

Fiesta Coleslaw

Coleslaw with a touch of heat makes a zesty side for barbecue chicken or pork. I also pile it on fish tacos and po'boys. —Fay Moreland, Wichita Falls, Texas

Orange-Avocado Chicken Salad

Orange-Avocado Chicken Salad

Orange-Avocado Chicken Salad

Orange sections and avocado slices surround this hearty salad, making for a pretty presentation. It's a refreshing summer main dish for both lunch and dinner. —Shelia Garcia, Mantachie, Mississippi
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