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Southwest Salads

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Chicken Spiral Salad

Chicken Spiral Salad

Chicken Spiral Salad

"My family loves this zesty salad, and they eat it so fast that it barely has time to chill in the fridge," comments Cynthia Griffith from Danville, Virginia. Tip: Cynthia suggests serving this savory main dish over a bed of fresh torn greens.

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

"We enjoy fajitas and tacos, but finding a good side dish to go with them wasn't easy...until this recipe came along," writes Stephenie Liston of Ankeny, Iowa.

Southwestern Chicken Salad

Southwestern Chicken Salad

Southwestern Chicken Salad

In North Richland Hills, Texas, Virginia Stencel mixes chicken, beans and corn with fresh jicama for a fun change of pace. The medley’s coated in a flavorful barbecue-ranch dressing with crunchy tortilla strips on top.
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Spicy Warm Chicken Salad

Spicy Warm Chicken Salad

Spicy Warm Chicken Salad

This hearty main-dish salad, sent in by Iola Egle of Bella Vista, Arizona, makes a great cool-weather entree. It's colorful, delicious and filled with the kind of heat that’s great after a chilly football game or hike. Best of all, you can have it on the table in half an hour!

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

Fiesta Black Bean Salad

Fiesta Black Bean Salad

Fiesta Black Bean Salad

After building up hearty appetites, the crew on my husband's commercial fishing boat enjoys sitting down to this slightly spicy salad. It's a real crowd-pleaser.

Spicy Spaghetti Salad

Spicy Spaghetti Salad

Spicy Spaghetti Salad

You'll appreciate the convenience of this dish, especially when you need to prepare a pasta salad in a jiffy.

Avocado Citrus Salad

Avocado Citrus Salad

Avocado Citrus Salad

We have a 2-1/2-acre avocado grove. It's located on a high slope just north of town. In the distance, we see foothills covered with avocado and citrus groves. Those two crops make a great combination in this salad. Friends always request it. —Dorothy Kostas, Escondido, California

Avocado Turkey Salad

Avocado Turkey Salad

Avocado Turkey Salad

Grape tomatoes and avocado chunks add pretty color and fresh flavor to this main-dish salad from our home economists. In a pinch, substitute half-and half or milk for the whipping cream, adding a teaspoon at a time until you get the desired consistency.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Avocado-Orange Spinach Toss

Avocado-Orange Spinach Toss

Avocado-Orange Spinach Toss

Baby spinach, mandarin oranges and avocado are teamed in this refreshing springtime salad from Margaret O'Bryon of Bel Air, Maryland. You can also substitute fresh orange slices for the mandarin oranges.

Bean Tossed Salad

Bean Tossed Salad

Bean Tossed Salad

I assemble this salad ahead of time and add the corn chips and salad dressing just before serving. You can adapted this salad by adding kidney beans, various cheeses and croutons or crunched tortillas instead of corn chips.—Tabitha Allen, Cypress, Texas
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