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Mexican Fiesta Salad Recipe

Mexican Fiesta Salad Recipe

“I was making a Mexican themed dinner one night last summer, and figured I’d make a salad with the fresh produce I had. I threw in anything that reminded me of Mexican food. Thankfully, it turned out, and the combination of salsa and ranch dressing is one we now use on sandwiches burgers and more, “ writes Heather Byers from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 cups torn romaine
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/3 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup torn curly endive
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat ranch salad dressing


  • 1. In a salad bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the salsa, sour cream and ranch dressing. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 100 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 259701
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2017

"Chick-fil-a sells a spicy southwestern salad that is very good. I saw this recipe and thought I would make it like theirs. This recipe was excellent. I did add chicken and green chiles. I will definitely make it again, and add maybe a little more spice. Thanks for the recipe."

HBcook User ID: 2966570 236368
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"I didn't add the celery, carrot, or endive. Very good and very easy. We pretty much ate this as a salad for 2 as a side."

daisey5 User ID: 146806 141201
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2012

"It was very good. I loved it."

Peaches_77 User ID: 4311371 161147
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"Great twist on mexican salad fare - served at a Mexican themed dinner & got rave reviews. My family and I loved it. Beware though - this is an 'eat now' type of dish. Between the salsa, sour cream, and ranch, it will become soupy after awhile. Not good for leftovers."

polywogmom User ID: 5177843 158575
Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"This salad was a hit at our church potluck. We had a Mexican Buffet and there were many salads, but this one was the only one that was completely gone. I doubled it and it was great."

normanp613 User ID: 372134 173485
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

"This sounds like a good start on a Mexican salad, but when I make it, I will add cilantro, avocado, diced red onion & sliced black olives. These additions will make it the ultimate Mexican Fiesta salad."

twinz4us2 User ID: 4157044 172120
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"We loved this salad!"

stressin User ID: 4404046 156833
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2009

"I made this into a main dish salad by adding garlic lime chicken cubes previously prepared and cooled; delicious!"

Sweetpaddington User ID: 1849947 100680
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2009

"I add a sweet onion to mine. Very good for potlucks, even better at home."

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