Southwestern Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8-10 servings

Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
My mother gave me this recipe several years ago, and we have prepared it often ever since. It can be a meal in itself...or serve it along with a Mexican meal. I often take it to potlucks and watch it disappear in no time!


  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 bunch green onions with tops, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Catalina salad dressing, divided
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium head lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 4 cups corn chips


  1. In a large salad bowl, toss together the beans, green onions, tomato, avocado and half of the Catalina dressing. Top with cheese and then lettuce. Refrigerate. Just before serving, add corn chips to salad and toss. Serve with remaining dressing.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 344 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 543mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.