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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.

Vegetarian Taco Salad

Vegetarian Taco Salad

Vegetarian Taco Salad

The cute tortilla bowls that hold this Southwestern salad are a snap to bake int the oven. We use canned beans that include hot spices to punch up the flavor. —Susan LeBrun of Sulphur, Louisiana

Blueberry Salsa Salad

Blueberry Salsa Salad

Blueberry Salsa Salad

For this deliciously different salad, Priscilla Gilbert tops mixed greens with a sweet-tart fruit medley seasoned with onion and cilantro. "It was a hit when I prepared it for our 50th wedding anniversary," she relates from Indian Harbour Beach, Florida.

Southwest Scallop Salad

Southwest Scallop Salad

Southwest Scallop Salad

With lots of vegetables and a delicate seafood flavor, this colorful salad from Marjorie Hennig of Seymour, Indiana is ideal for a summer luncheon. A hint of lime draws out the garden goodness in the tomatoes and avocados. The contrasting textures make each bite enjoyable.
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Quick Colorful Bean Salad

Quick Colorful Bean Salad

Quick Colorful Bean Salad

"I can't remember where I found the recipe for this cold bean salad, but it's become one of my favorites," shares Valerie Harmsworth of Orillia, Ontario. "A squeeze of fresh lime juice when serving really adds to the flavor."

Spicy Warm Chicken Salad

Spicy Warm Chicken Salad

Spicy Warm Chicken Salad

This hearty main-dish salad, sent in by Iola Egle of Bella Vista, Arizona, makes a great cool-weather entree. It's colorful, delicious and filled with the kind of heat that’s great after a chilly football game or hike. Best of all, you can have it on the table in half an hour!

Three-Step Taco Salad

Three-Step Taco Salad

Three-Step Taco Salad

This Southwestern-style salad is layered with crunchy tortilla chips, lettuce, beans, tomatoes, olives, cheese and a zippy meat mixture, then drizzled with a snappy salsa dressing. "My family loves it," says Phyllis Schmalz of Kansas City, Kansas. "You will, too!"

Hearty Ground Beef Salad

Hearty Ground Beef Salad

Hearty Ground Beef Salad

In Wexford, Pennsylvania, Ruth Carter relies on this hearty salad for a quick dinner on busy workdays. “My husband likes the spicy Southwestern flavor and it’s a favorite of mine, too.” TIP: Try serving this flavorful twist on taco salad rolled up in a flour tortilla topped with guacamole, chopped fresh tomatoes and diced sweet onions.

Beef Fajita Salad

Beef Fajita Salad

Beef Fajita Salad

This easy salad features colorful peppers, beans, tomato and tender strips of beef. The beef marinates for only 10 minutes, but gets great flavor from the lime juice, cilantro and chili powder.

Taco Salad for 2

Taco Salad for 2

Taco Salad for 2

Amy Fecher from Beavercreek, Ohio shares the colorful taco salad that is her husband's favorite meal. "Because it is simple and he looks forward to it so, I find myself fixing this at least once a month," she says. "And for those brisk fall days, spicier chili beans can add some welcome heat."

Chicken Spiral Salad

Chicken Spiral Salad

Chicken Spiral Salad

"My family loves this zesty salad, and they eat it so fast that it barely has time to chill in the fridge," comments Cynthia Griffith from Danville, Virginia. Tip: Cynthia suggests serving this savory main dish over a bed of fresh torn greens.

Spicy Crunchy Veggies

Spicy Crunchy Veggies

Spicy Crunchy Veggies

This simple salad offers a lot of crunch and plenty of spice. I like topping it off with ranch-flavored almonds instead of toasting them myself.
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