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Speedy Southwestern Salad

posted by Julie Evink on April 8, 2013

Quick and easy salad with a southwestern twist via #salad #southwestern

Oh my gosh I’m in love with this salad! I first had it during the Christmas holidays when my M-I-L made it for one of the many get togethers we had. I’ve been literally dreaming of it ever since then, but I knew I would end up eating the entire salad if I made it at home. Why I was worried about this I’m not sure?

During the Easter holiday I had the assignment of a salad and I knew this was calling my name right away. I had tons of compliments on it and it’s so very simple. I mean it says Speedy right in the title!

It’s actually so simply amazing that I had the ingredients once again in my fridge and I’m going to make it up so I can take it to work for lunch this week. I’m going to throw in some grilled chicken fajita strips to make it my lunch. It’s so yummy like that too if you want to add something to make it a main dish!

Plus sometime I think summer/spring might show up in the Midwestern states and we might actually get to use our grills. If this ever happens please promise me you’ll be sure to try out this salad with your summer grilling!

On that note my hubby just told me that there is 4-6 inches of snow in the forecast. #FacePalm

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Speedy Southwestern Salad


  • 1 pkg (11 oz) salad greens
  • 1 (15 oz) can corn, rinsed & drained
  • 1 (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 c. ranch dressing
  • 1 c. salsa
  • 1 c. tortilla chips
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 c. tomatoes, chopped


  1. Mix ranch dressing and salsa together in small bowl.
  2. Layer half of salad greens on bottom of glass bowl. Top with half of the corn, black beans, tortilla chips, cheese and tomatoes and dressing mix. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 1838kcal Calories from fat 1010
% Daily Value
Total Fat 112g172%
Saturated Fat 33g165%
Transfat 2g
Cholesterol 146mg49%
Sodium 4720mg197%
Carbohydrate 175g58%
Dietary Fiber 35g140%
Sugars 47g
Protein 60g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Kayla

    Oh my goodness this salad just looks so delicious & I love that you’ve included more links to other salads as well! I am your newest blog lovin follower & my friend Heather & I started a link party that I would love for you to link up to! > Hope to see you there, & hope your having a wonderful Monday! :),


    • Julie Evink

      Welcome Kayla! Funny you should mention the other salad links. It was totally something I just tried on this post and it looks like it might be a keeper!

  • Liz Fourez

    I’m always looking for new salad ideas, and sounds great! Thanks so much for partying with us at Time to Sparkle Tuesday : )

    xoxo Liz

  • Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

    This salad would be a perfect side to a bbq! Can’t wait for the weather to finally decide to be warm so we can get outside and grill!

  • libertyonless

    This looks incredible! And sooo simple! Can’t wait to try it out!

  • Andrea

    Yum, what a quick, easy, and refreshing salad! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Lil Luna 🙂

  • Michelle

    Visiting from Thursday’s Treasures. Thank you for a new lunch idea!

  • Christie - Food Done Light

    I love ranch dressing and salsa together. Makes a delicious salad dressing. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

    • Julie Evink

      I love that combo too. I think I need to find more recipes combining these two!

  • Karyn - Pint Sized Baker

    I need more salads in my dining routine. Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I’ve pinned this for later.

    • Julie Evink

      Thanks for hosting again Karyn!

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