Estrellita Salad Recipe -
Estrellita Salad Recipe
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Estrellita Salad

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"A light summery vegetable salad just right as a side dish at a BBQ or main dish for a simple luncheon. The first time I made this for a family dinner, my Mom and I ate it ALL before the dinner started, it was so delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomato, green pepper, cucumber, black olives, corn, and green onions. Pour the Catalina dressing over, and toss to coat. Stir in the cheese and corn chips just before serving. If the salad won't be eaten in one meal, serve corn chips on the side as a topper so they don't get soggy.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 18, 2010

This is delicious! For a more substantial main dish I think taco seasoned ground turkey or beef would make an excellent addition :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 19, 2007

I didn't love this - it tasted a little too sweet for me. Maybe with something other than cataline it would be better.

Jun 08, 2006

This is an excellent salad!!! I only used 1/2 cup of Catalina dressing and the second time I made it I used a red pepper and frozen corn and it was even better.

Mar 05, 2005

This was awesome. I didn't have enough dressing (only 1/2 cup) so I add some salsa and some italian dressing. I'm not the biggest fan of black olives so I substituted black beans. I also added one hass avocodo diced and 1 tbsp. of lemon juice. Yummy!

Oct 18, 2008

I added diced avocado and black beans to this. It was a smash hit! Leftovers were just as great the next day. We did not add the corn chips to the salad, just added them to our individual dishes so they wouldn't get soggy.

May 10, 2008

Very good & colorful & refreshing. I used a little less dressing than recipe called for. Use CRUSHED Fritoes on top of each serving, similar to a familiar Mexican salad. I seeded the cucumber and tomatoes. The "Western" brand dressing available in the midwest is very good for this and I used the light version. It is very similar to Catalina. Also I used a little less green onion. I will try as someone else suggested and add drained black beans next time. This is so great for summer. Will enjoy this a lot, Thanks to Mrs Potts from Susie

Jun 05, 2006

Pretty good! I made this for a BBQ & everyone enjoyed it. I personally gave it 4 stars because it was good, but not awesome (+ I'm picky : ) I was expecting some great flavor combination & really it tastes like it sounds - veggies & cheese in catalina dressing with corn chips on top. Might try the black beans suggested - I think that might work better than the olives. Also for fun this could be a really different salsa served with large corn chips for scooping instead of the fritos!

Jul 07, 2010

I'm rating this while I still have the taste in my mouth. This was awesome. I'm not a huge fan of olives, but they weren't overpowering in this, and I think they gave it a necessary strong taste to pull the salad together. I do NOT recommend adding chips right to the bowl. Just serve them on the side. I kept telling my boyfriend to eat it with chips, but he thought it was good enough to eat without them. Very easy. Did not look as messy as anticipated. I also did not measure the Catalina; I just added it, little by little, and stopped when it tasted how I wanted it to.


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  • Calories
  • 450 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 30.1 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 11.1 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 1052 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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