Speedy Southwest Salad Recipe
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Speedy Southwest Salad Recipe

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I used leftover corn and black beans I had in the fridge to throw together this simple layered salad. It's a big time-saver because it requires little chopping and features a quick dressing. The crunchy combination is always in demand at our house. -Kara Ann Goff, Loveland, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) ready-to-serve salad greens
  • 1 can (15 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup picante sauce
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 306 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 709mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Place the greens in a large salad bowl. Top with corn and beans.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing and picante sauce; spoon over vegetables; toss to coat. Sprinkle with tortilla chips, cheese and tomatoes. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Speedy Southwest Salad in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p27

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KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 251734
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2016

"Very simple and delicious! The second time I made it I added ground turkey and a little more ranch and picante."

ppolen User ID: 1614953 219244
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"Very quick, easy, & tasty! As it makes quite a bit, I've made it for large potlucks & gotten quite a few compliments on every time."

phillykm User ID: 1094309 85675
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"This is a favorite salad in our home. We like it when we're in the mood for a meatless dish and we always serve it as a main course salad. I throw in some diced onions too."

thekard User ID: 15192 35577
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"quick, easy and delicious!!!"

milosmommy User ID: 3662215 111477
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"This is a yummy salad! I forgot to add the tortilla chips! Bummer! I even got my 3 year old to eat it!"

thekard User ID: 15192 57952
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

"quick and easy to put together. Very tasty salad."

10684 User ID: 4897718 42079
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"I have not tried this recipe, but planning it soon, this recipe is very much like Logan's Steakhouse Recipe, except they add grilled cajun chicken on top."

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