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Southwestern Summer Salad

Fresh summer salad that requires no cooking!
Prep Time35 minutes
Course: Salad
Keyword: southwestern summer salad
Servings: 4 people
Author: Cindy


Salad ingredients

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

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 or large bowl, layer the salad ingredients: lettuce, black beans, onions, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, bell pepper, salad dressing, cheese and chips. Garnish with cilantro and tomatoes.
  • If making for the next day, the only thing you have to do is leaving tortilla strips out and add them in before serving.