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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups corn chips
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, torn
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend or cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup salad dressing of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped green chilies
  • 1 small avocado, peeled and sliced

Directions

  • In a serving bowl or platter, toss together the chips, lettuce, cheese, beans, tomato, salad dressing, onions and chilies. Top with avocado. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 259 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.

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