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Southwest Salads

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Even with my family's busy schedule, I enjoy cooking from scratch. We love this easy taco salad made with ground pork. If I don't fix it often enough, they ask for it. —Sherry Duval, Baltimore, Maryland
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Southwest Steak Salad

Southwest Steak Salad

Southwest Steak Salad

With its tangy combination of lemon juice and balsamic vinegar dressing, this hearty dish perks up your mouth and fills you up. Caroline Shively - Alexandria, Virginia

Tex-Mex Bean Salad

Tex-Mex Bean Salad

Tex-Mex Bean Salad

My father-in-law's recipe, this salad is both pretty and packed with protein. It's also convenient since it uses a variety of canned beans. It's more flavorful when prepared the night before.—Christi Gillentine, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Jicama Slaw with Peanuts

Jicama Slaw with Peanuts

Jicama Slaw with Peanuts

Peanuts add interest and crunch to a crisp coleslaw featuring jicama and tangerines. For a creamy dressing, I sometimes stir in two heaping tablespoons of mayonnaise or yogurt.—Donna Noel, Gray, Maine
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Black Bean Vegetable Salad

Black Bean Vegetable Salad

Black Bean Vegetable Salad

WHEN I had a large vegetable garden, I had fun creating recipes, depending on what was ready for picking. I've found this salad complements meat or fish entrees and can be served even if you have another vegetable as a side dish. -Mildred Sherrer, Bay City , Texas

Fiesta Taco Salads

Fiesta Taco Salads

Fiesta Taco Salads

This taco salad has all the flavors, but it’s so much easier to prepare and eat because it’s not served in a shell. If you like spicier food, use medium or hot salsa and add another jalapeno. —Tari Ambler, Shorewood, Illinois

Southwest Iceberg Slaw

Southwest Iceberg Slaw

Southwest Iceberg Slaw

Leah Lyon of Ada, Oklahoma often rounds out a meal with Southwest Iceberg Slaw. "It's a cool, light and versatile side dish I created one day when I was trying to stretch my avocados," she says. "And friends rave about it no matter what vegetables I add!“ TASTY TIP: Try substituting other fresh garden vegetables in this salad or adding low-fat Mexican panela cheese for a light lunch entree, suggests Leah.

Southwestern Taco Salad

Southwestern Taco Salad

Southwestern Taco Salad

I came across this recipe while spending a winter in Arizona. Now as soon as we return home each spring, our grandchildren are waiting for me to make these refreshing salads. To save time, bake the salad shells in the morning. Cool: store in an airtight container.—Betty Johnson, Olympia, Washington

Tex-Mex Green Bean Salad

Tex-Mex Green Bean Salad

Tex-Mex Green Bean Salad

This salad is a family favorite at cookouts. It's especially good with barbecued beef, which is so popular here in Texas.

Salsa Chicken Salad

Salsa Chicken Salad

Salsa Chicken Salad

Here’s a quick and easy chicken salad just as full of flavor as it is colorful, promises Timothy Lewis of Somerset, Pennsylvania. The perfect lunch for busy summertime days!

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

Southwestern Corn Chip Salad

Southwestern Corn Chip Salad

Southwestern Corn Chip Salad

You get an explosion of Southwestern flavor in every bite of this deliciously different salad. It's a favorite for kids of all ages since it mixes beans and cheese, tasty vegetables and crisp corn chips. —Jerri Moror, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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