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Speedy Southwest Salad

 Speedy Southwest Salad
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
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 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


  • Place the greens in a large salad bowl. Top with corn and beans.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 306 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 709 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 8 g protein.