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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.

Fiesta Potato Salad

Fiesta Potato Salad

Fiesta Potato Salad

"With Mexican foods so popular, this salad has plenty of appeal," notes Marlene Muckenhirn of Delano, Minnesota.

Ranch Chicken Salad

Ranch Chicken Salad

Ranch Chicken Salad

I'm a wife and mother of two girls, and my weeknights are busy. So I rely on quick meals like this flavorful main-dish salad. It's a snap to saute the seasoned chicken strips and toss them with salad greens and shredded cheese. Topped with corn chips and an easy dressing, this is one hurry-up meal the whole family enjoys.

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
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Southwestern Lentil Salad

Southwestern Lentil Salad

Southwestern Lentil Salad

"Cumin goes so well with the beans in this salad," conveys field editor Denise Baumert of Dalhart, Texas.

10-Minute Taco Salad

10-Minute Taco Salad

10-Minute Taco Salad

"Mom often made this hearty main-dish salad for my three brothers and me when we were growing up," recalls Cindy Stephan of Owosso, Michigan. "Now it's one of my husband's favorite meals - and one we frequently fix for weekend guests."

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

When I made this dish for a school event, the entire staff went wild over it. It's delicious, healthy, beautiful and easy to make. —Sue Miller, Kirkland, Washington

Contest-Winning Roasted Red Potato Salad

Contest-Winning Roasted Red Potato Salad

Contest-Winning Roasted Red Potato Salad

“My love for Southwestern flavors led me to create this party-perfect dish. I’ve been experimenting with smoked paprika for a while and discovered that it’s an ideal addition to this recipe.”—Kelly Faust, Louisville, Kentucky

Simple Avocado & Tomato Salad

Simple Avocado & Tomato Salad

Simple Avocado & Tomato Salad

For a speedy side, Jennifer serves an avocado salad. “My mother came up with this when she had too many ripe avocados and tomatoes on hand.” —Jennifer Reid, Farmington, Maine

Ground Beef Taco Salad

Ground Beef Taco Salad

Ground Beef Taco Salad

Everyone at our house loves this taco salad. In spring we look for something light and refreshing on the menu after the heavier comfort food of winter.

South of the Border Citrus Salad

South of the Border Citrus Salad

South of the Border Citrus Salad

Orange, grapefruit and jicama add color and texture to this out-of-the-ordinary fruit salad. Sometimes I'll toss in slices of mango and cucumber for additional pizazz.

Confetti Jicama Salad

Confetti Jicama Salad

Confetti Jicama Salad

I love jicama dipped in citrus and sprinkled with salt and jalapenos. I needed to bring a salad to a 4th of July picnic so while I ate my jicama, I decided to use this crunchy vegetable created this salad for the holiday picnic.—Jan Ruiz, Yucaipa, California
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