This is an unusual salad that everyone in my office loves. I get requests for it time and time again.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine the pinto beans, black beans, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. Add 3/4 bottle dressing and mix well. Add corn chips before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

542 calories; 10.7 g protein; 52.7 g carbohydrates; 12 mg cholesterol; 1077.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (26)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2003
Very tasty. The salad complemented the mexican meal I made very well. I just wish it had held up a little longer once the chips and dressing were added. If Captain Crunch can stay crunchy even after adding milk it is too bad that someone can't design a chip that can stay crunchy after adding dressing! Read More
(28)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/04/2005
I didn't think this recipe was bad just not great. I wouldn't make this again only because the flavor combination was strange to me and didn't pair particularly well with the tacos I served it with. I would suggest using a little less salad dressing as I found the mix to be soggy. Read More
(22)
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2003
Very tasty. The salad complemented the mexican meal I made very well. I just wish it had held up a little longer once the chips and dressing were added. If Captain Crunch can stay crunchy even after adding milk it is too bad that someone can't design a chip that can stay crunchy after adding dressing! Read More
(28)
Rating: 3 stars
07/04/2005
I didn't think this recipe was bad just not great. I wouldn't make this again only because the flavor combination was strange to me and didn't pair particularly well with the tacos I served it with. I would suggest using a little less salad dressing as I found the mix to be soggy. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2003
This was excellent. I served it at a large birthday party I was having and everyone was asking for more. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2004
This went over well at a potluck at work. I did add a can or corn to add to it a bit. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2003
perfect meatless "taco Salad" for that last minute potluck or school picnic. Buy at store throw in bowl get there on time. Never any left:( Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2006
I only had iceberg lettuce and 1 can of ranch-style beans and I used the suggestions of other reviewers & threw in a small can of drained corn and some diced green onions. My family is not brave enough to let me use catalina dressing (although I love this salad with that dressing) so I used 3-cheese lite ranch instead; also used fritos. Delicious! Served with burgers but would've made a great main dish salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2011
My kids cheer when I say I am making this salad. None of us like tomatoes so we skipped them. Instead of using a whole bottle of dressing ( I use the Light Catalina) I coat each serving with the dressing and top with bean mixture. I then garnish with the fancy thinly sliced multi-colored chips. Each to serve as leftovers without getting soggy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2006
I love this salad and so do my co-workers. It's requested at nearly every potluck luncheon and it's so easy to make. I add green onions to give it extra kick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2006
This is a great salad! If you add chicken, it makes a great meal! Read More
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