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Western Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Western Salad

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"A quick and easy summertime salad that is sure to become a family favorite. A combination of raw vegetables, canned beans, and pre-packaged nacho-flavor chips makes this dish a delight for any cook to make."

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  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Place the shredded lettuce in a large, flat dish. Layer with cucumbers, green onions, green bell pepper, cauliflower, baby carrots, broccoli, and radishes. Pour drained beans over the vegetables. Cover with Ranch-style dressing, and top with nacho-flavor tortilla chips. Cover, and chill until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 20, 2004

This salad was great soon after preparation but after a few hours in the fridge, the lettuce was soggy and the dressing became watery. Don't wait too long to eat it and you'll love it! Kraft makes the best bottled ranch dressing I've tried, but I will use homemade next time. Also, don't use ranch-style black beans. The black color is not very appetizing when it hits the veggies!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 05, 2008

I make a similar version of this, but its more of a main dish. I brown hamburger and toss it with the ranch style beans, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, green peppers, ranch, shredded cheese and Doritos.

Dec 23, 2002

This recipe is absolutey wonderful! My girlfriend requests this recipe very often!

Aug 31, 2006

I've had this in my recipe box for ages, but haven't made as I never seen Ranch-style beans. I found them in Meijer last week. This salad is absolutely outstanding! I omitted the green bell pepper as I don't like it raw, and pretty much just eyeballed the other ingredients. We loved it. I'll definitely make it again. Thanks, Leslie!

Nov 21, 2007

Much better than I thought it would be. After I made it, I thought this is just another salad, but the different vegetables went together really well. I made a few substitutions: used finely chopped sweet onion, spring mix lettuce, and chili beans, no radishes. Made a great meal salad.

Mar 17, 2011

HUGE salad. But quite good.

Aug 03, 2012

This is an interesting & delicious salad option! Our HyVee had the beans so the recipe was extremely easy to pull together. I made this 2 different times & preferred the salad with Spicy Doritos--added a nice touch. This salad will be my secret weapon for potlucks from now on--especially since I hate it when there are 4 of the same kinds of dishes. Try this salad, it's worth the effort!

Apr 25, 2011

With all the vegetables and chopping required, this salad was just too much work. The ratio of vegetables to lettuce was off (too many veggies, not enough lettuce) - didn't seem like a "salad." Not a bad taste, but not memorable and not easy.


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  • Calories
  • 471 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 28.6 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 10.2 g
  • 41%
  • Protein
  • 10.2 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 968 mg
  • 39%

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

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