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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.

Salsa Potato Salad

Salsa Potato Salad

Salsa Potato Salad

"Summer is a great time for potato salad but making it with regular mayonnaise adds too much fat," writes Janet Lewis of Bangor, Pennsylvania. "Salsa perks up this version and disguises the fact that it uses fat-free items."

Black Bean Bow Tie Salad

Black Bean Bow Tie Salad

Black Bean Bow Tie Salad

Even people who don't like beans compliment me on this delicious salad! It's a favorite at family get-togethers and potlucks. The slimmed-down dressing gets little kick from cilantro and lime. —Teresa Smith of Huron, South Dakota

Chili-Cumin Bean Salad

Chili-Cumin Bean Salad

Chili-Cumin Bean Salad

"A gal at work shared this interesting bean salad with me a few years ago," notes Michelle Smith of Running Springs, California. "It has lots texture and gets a little kick from the chili powder and cumin without being too hot. It's a nice favorite at our family gatherings. For a hearty change of pace, serve it in a tortilla with slices of grilled chicken breast."
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Layered Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad

I invented this taco salad to make my kids happy. Make it with ground beef, ground turkey or ground chicken and it's equally good. —Betty Nickels, Tampa, Florida

Chicken Bow Tie Salad

Chicken Bow Tie Salad

Chicken Bow Tie Salad

"I first prepared this pasta salad for a family picnic at a national park and everyone really enjoyed it. I'm sure Mother Nature helped make that meal so memorable, but I still find myself serving this often during the summer," writes Pam Guerin of Skowhegan, Maine. A zippy dressing lightly coats the tossed mixture of pasta, chicken, tomato and onion.

Black Bean Chicken Salad

Black Bean Chicken Salad

Black Bean Chicken Salad

A refreshing mix of beans, garden veggies and chicken is tossed with a light lime vinaigrette in this satisfying salad that's sure to be a winner on hot summer days! Jean Ecos of Harland, Wisconsin shared the recipe.

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

Zesty Low-Fat Potato Salad

Zesty Low-Fat Potato Salad

Zesty Low-Fat Potato Salad

I adjusted the original recipe for this cold, creamy salad to better suit my tastes. The cilantro comes through nicely...while green chilies and chili powder add a little kick and a hint of color. —Raquel Haggard of Edmond, Oklahoma

Patriotic Taco Salad

Patriotic Taco Salad

Patriotic Taco Salad

One year, my daughter decided to celebrate her July birthday with a patriotic theme. This colorful and refreshing salad was the main dish on the menu. The kids gobbled it up! —Glenda Jarboe, Oroville, California

Southwestern Pasta Salad

Southwestern Pasta Salad

Southwestern Pasta Salad

This satisfying salad has a nice blend of textures and flavors. I appreciate its make-ahead convenience when I'm entertaining. —Ann Brown, Bolivar, Missouri

Potluck Taco Salad

Potluck Taco Salad

Potluck Taco Salad

I found this recipe in an old school cookbook, and I've taken it to many potlucks since then. The layers look so pretty in a glass bowl. —Sandy Fynaardt, New Sharon, Iowa
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