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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."

Spicy Ravioli Salad

Spicy Ravioli Salad

Spicy Ravioli Salad

You'll be sitting down to dinner in no time when you prepare this main-dish salad. A convenient combination of frozen ravioli and pantry staples (including canned tomatoes, corn and olives) is dressed with easy taco sauce for tangy, fresh-tasting results. -Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania

Rice Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Rice Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Rice Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

I grow all my own herbs, including fresh cilantro. In fact, I first tried this recipe because it had cilantro in it. It's a delicious and colorful salad.—Michele Montgomery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Picante Broccoli Chicken Salad

Picante Broccoli Chicken Salad

Picante Broccoli Chicken Salad

Meet the Cook: Since our family likes things spicy, I often add a fresh jalapeno pepper to this salad. It's a simple, savory way to use up leftover chicken. Plus, it's so eye-catching, it could double as the main dish and the table centerpiece! -Krista Shumway, Billings, Montana

Cilantro Salad Dressing

Cilantro Salad Dressing

Cilantro Salad Dressing

Use this zippy dressing over greens or hot or cold boiled potatoes. You'll love it! —Sara Laber, Shelburne, Vermont

Colorful Corn Salad

Colorful Corn Salad

Colorful Corn Salad

This colorful, tasty corn salad is an excellent way to perk up a summer picnic. The seasonings add a bold, refreshing Southwestern flavor that brings people back for seconds. It's nice to have a different kind of salad to share. -Helen Koedel, Hamilton, Ohio

Chili Corn Bread Salad

Chili Corn Bread Salad

Chili Corn Bread Salad

A co-worker brought this wonderful dish to a potluck several years ago. She had copies of the recipe next to the pan. Now I make it for get-togethers and also supply copies of the recipe. I never have any leftover salad or recipes. -Kelly Newsom, Jenks, Oklahoma
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