Southwest Salads

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Fiesta Corn Salad

Fiesta Corn Salad

Fiesta Corn Salad

We first had this salad at our daughter's home in California. It's wonderful with a meat-and-potatoes dinner, or served for lunch with chunks of French bread.

Chicken Fiesta Salad

Chicken Fiesta Salad

Chicken Fiesta Salad

This is a dish I can prepare in fifteen minutes! My husband gave me the secret of using the broiler to cook chicken faster and I discovered the spice blend as I tried to find ways to use this quick cooking technique. It became a very tasty success. —Katie Rankin, Columbus, Ohio

Pork Fajita Salad

Pork Fajita Salad

Pork Fajita Salad

For a refreshing take on fajitas, try this savory salad suggested by Iola Egle of McCook, Nebraska. "Your crowd will love the festive layers and creamy guacamole," Iola assures.

Black-Eyed-Pea and Pasta Salad

Black-Eyed-Pea and Pasta Salad

Black-Eyed-Pea and Pasta Salad

To create a more interesting pasta salad, I added pasta to my favorite black-eyed pea salad. The result is different and delicious. Cucumber and green pepper give this picnic side dish a satisfying crunch. —Melinda Ewbank of Fairfield, Ohio

Southwest Iceberg Slaw

Southwest Iceberg Slaw

Southwest Iceberg Slaw

Leah Lyon of Ada, Oklahoma often rounds out a meal with Southwest Iceberg Slaw. "It's a cool, light and versatile side dish I created one day when I was trying to stretch my avocados," she says. "And friends rave about it no matter what vegetables I add!“ TASTY TIP: Try substituting other fresh garden vegetables in this salad or adding low-fat Mexican panela cheese for a light lunch entree, suggests Leah.

Tasty Layered Taco Salad

Tasty Layered Taco Salad

Tasty Layered Taco Salad

This colorful and attractive salad looks very appealing when layered in a trifle dish. It can be used as a main dish or side. I've even served it at potlucks.

Ground Pork Taco Salad

Ground Pork Taco Salad

Ground Pork Taco Salad

Even with my family's busy schedule, I enjoy cooking from scratch. We love this easy taco salad made with ground pork. If I don't fix it often enough, they ask for it. —Sherry Duval, Baltimore, Maryland

Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Denise Ramey from Francesville, Indiana created this recipe by combining some of her favorite flavors and textures. Serve warmed tortilla chips on the side of this robust, crunchy pasta dish.

Strawberry Salad with Mojito Vinaigrette

Strawberry Salad with Mojito Vinaigrette

Strawberry Salad with Mojito Vinaigrette

"Mojitos are a fun summery drink and the inspiration behind this refreshing side salad. No rum was used in my recipe, but it certainly could be added to the vinaigrette.” —Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts

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

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."
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