Southwestern Summer Salad

    Posted by  ·  August 5, 2011

    This layered summer salad is delicious and can be made a day ahead. It makes a perfect no cook summer meal!

    Southwestern Layered Salad Recipe

    1 head of lettuce (iceberg, romaine or your favorite), chopped
    1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
    2 cups frozen corn, thawed
    1 bell pepper (yellow, red or green), chopped
    1/4 to 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
    1 large tomato, chopped
    1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
    1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
    1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips

    Southwestern Salad Dressing

    1/2 cup sour cream
    1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
    1/4 cup your favorite salsa
    Mix together sour cream, ranch salad dressing and salsa. Set aside.

    Layer Salad

    In a trifle bowl layer lettuce, black beans, onions, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, bell pepper, salad dressing, cheese and chips. Garnish with cilantro and tomatoes. If making the day ahead, leave tortilla chips out and add in before serving.



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      Friday, July 22nd, 2016
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      Saturday, January 17th, 2015
      You need to add a print button for fans to print your recipes.
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        I know! I am working on it! Sorry it is not user friendly right now.
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    4. Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
      Wow, this has my mouth watering. I am absolutely going to have to try this salad out and soon!
    5. Liane R
      Monday, August 8th, 2011
      This looks wonderful! We're having friends for a "salad supper" this week-end. This will be perfect! Thanks for sharing!
    6. Sunday, August 7th, 2011
      This looks so fresh and inviting. What a great spin on the layered salad! I featured it on my blog:
    7. Suzanne
      Sunday, August 7th, 2011
      That looks so good!
    8. Friday, August 5th, 2011
      Oh my - how delicious looking! Love the addition of the beans and corn...and the great dressing. I added this to my Pinterest! =)
    9. Friday, August 5th, 2011
      yum, looks amazing!
    10. Geo
      Friday, August 5th, 2011
      Trust me everyone, it was yummy.......even the kids took seconds!!!!!
    11. Friday, August 5th, 2011
      Yum! The dressing sound really good especially with the black beans and chips!