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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.

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Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Avocado and Jalapeno

Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Avocado and Jalapeno

Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Avocado and Jalapeno

“I've had a lot of compliments and requests for this recipe over the years. My husband loves it, and it's especially great on hot days. The salad dressing keeps the avocado from turning dark, even if you have leftovers-which doesn't happen often!” A fun alternative to pasta or potato salad. —Nancy Cariker, Bakersfield, California

Calypso Coleslaw

Calypso Coleslaw

Calypso Coleslaw

“My family loves this coleslaw variation,” writes Cathy Heacox, Sikeston of Missouri. Its refreshing flavor and speedy prep make it ideal for backyard barbeques.

Catalina Taco Salad

Catalina Taco Salad

Catalina Taco Salad

This quick and easy taco salad is popular with the teen campers at the youth camp my husband directs. Our daughter has requested it 2 years in a row for her birthday dinner. —Kay Curtis, Guthrie, Oklahoma
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Flavorful Rice Salad

Flavorful Rice Salad

Flavorful Rice Salad

“I started with a basic bean, rice and onion medley and added veggies and a lighter dressing to make it healthier. You can substitute brown rice for the long grain if you like.” —Kim Cook, Dade City, Florida

Southwest Crunch Chicken Salad

Southwest Crunch Chicken Salad

Southwest Crunch Chicken Salad

It's hard to believe that this delightful mayonnaise-based chicken salad with cashews and turkey bacon only contains 3 g saturated fat and less than 100 mg cholesterol per serving! Sally Sibthorpe - Shelby Township, MI

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

Black Bean Chicken Salad

Black Bean Chicken Salad

Black Bean Chicken Salad

A refreshing mix of beans, garden veggies and chicken is tossed with a light lime vinaigrette in this satisfying salad that's sure to be a winner on hot summer days! Jean Ecos of Harland, Wisconsin shared the recipe.

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

Zesty Gazpacho Salad

Zesty Gazpacho Salad

Zesty Gazpacho Salad

This refreshing salad is excellent for a summer cookout. Since you mix it ahead, the flavors have time to blend and there's no last minute fussing. My friends ask me to bing it every time we get together for a meal. —Teresa Fischer, Munster, Indiana

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Even folks who normally don't care for black beans will find this fresh dish delicious. With its contrasting colors and wonderful cumin dressing, this salad is a great addition to any meal.—Margaret Allen, Abingdon, Virginia

Chicken Fajita Salad

Chicken Fajita Salad

Chicken Fajita Salad

This recipe came from Texas, which is famous for its Mexican food. I love to cook, even though it's just for me and my husband now. I invite our grown kids over a lot, and they just love this recipe. I'm happy to share it! —Lois Proudfit, Eugene, Oregon
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