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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

333 calories; protein 11.4g 23% DV; carbohydrates 30.4g 10% DV; fat 19.3g 30% DV; cholesterol 19.8mg 7% DV; sodium 667.8mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2011
This has been a favorite of mine to take to potlucks and picnics for over thirty years! Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2011
This has been a favorite of mine to take to potlucks and picnics for over thirty years! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2012
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:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2012
Good and keeps very well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2012
I took this to a dinner party and it was a big hit! I will definitely make this again! It's a "keeper"! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2012
I found myself in a pinch for a side dish to go with a Mexican casserole and I had almost all these ingredients on hand (was missing the avocado). My son and his wife LOVED it! I did too! I have made it twice since and will serve it again tomorrow--I'm hosting a work party with 20 guests and it will be the main side to go alongside the entree! YUMMO! Read More
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