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Favorite Mexican Salad Recipe
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Favorite Mexican Salad

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"This has been a favorite since my childhood! I liked it before I even would eat salad! It's always a huge hit and goes especially great with outdoor gatherings (i.e grilling, barbeques, etc.). My husband and I often make a huge salad and split it for our dinner. It's very flavorful, filling, and colorful. I am often requested to bring this to gatherings with friends."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. Toss the romaine lettuce, tomato, green onions, avocado, and Cheddar cheese in a large salad bowl until thoroughly combined. Stir in the ranch-style beans. Just before serving, toss salad with the corn chips and Catalina dressing until salad is evenly coated.
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Nov 19, 2011

This has been a favorite of mine, to take to potlucks and picnics, for over thirty years!

Dec 28, 2011

YUMMY! I dont need to say anymore. I woulden't change a thing, except I substituted some of the tomato for salsa for more of a kick.

Jan 27, 2012

This is awesome! My mom has been making this forever, but she never put the beans or shredded cheese in it, that's something I'll have to try (and instead of Catalina Dressing, she always put mayo with a splash of lemon juice), and she adds bacon (lots of crispy fresh fried up bacon all crumbled up, yum!). This salad has got to be the best in the world!

Feb 18, 2012

My daughter made this to go with my birthday dinner (fried chicken, this salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, and corn... YUM!). The flavors are fabulous together! The only modification I suggest is to double it!

Apr 03, 2012

Excellent! We needed to bring a salad to a Mexican-themed dinner. This was perfect! Everyone raved about the taste, and it was VERY easy to throw together. TOTALLY making this again!

Aug 12, 2012

Not only is this salad visually stunning, it tastes Incredible ! ! O M G!! I only had Bushes mesquite baked beans in the house so I used those. And this IS after all a Mexican salad so I used queso fresco in place of the cheddar. The tortillas chips with a hint of lime settled right into the nicely as well:) Now I can't remember the time when I bought Catalina dressing, if ever, but man did it go Fan fricken tastic in this super Summer salad!!! Please!! give this salad a go at your next get together, potluck, bbq. This IS a keeper!! Thanks so much LWoods111:)

May 06, 2012

I took this to a dinner party and it was a big hit ! I will definitely make this again ! It's a "keeper" !

Feb 27, 2012

Good and keeps very well.


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  • Calories
  • 333 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 8.9 g
  • 35%
  • Protein
  • 11.4 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 668 mg
  • 27%

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

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