This salad is very pretty when served in a large bowl, and is bursting with lots of fresh flavors. You can spice it up by substituting jalapeno peppers for the chile peppers. The dressing is fabulous for all types of salads.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Dressing:
Salad:

Directions

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  • Mix dressing mix, buttermilk, yogurt, and taco seasoning mix together in a mixing bowl.

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  • Line a large serving bowl with the torn lettuce.

  • Mix roasted peppers, black beans, corn, onion, and green chiles together in a bowl. Spread mixture over the lettuce. Top with tomatoes; sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Arrange avocado slices in an overlapping circle. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with dressing on the side.

Nutrition Facts

255 calories; protein 11.1g 22% DV; carbohydrates 33.2g 11% DV; fat 9.1g 14% DV; cholesterol 10.9mg 4% DV; sodium 1213.2mg 49% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2020
We are "quarantine" cooking. Had to sub some of the ingredients- no yogurt, but used traditional "ranch" mix with mayo and buttermilk. Used the taco seasoning mix from this site. Used Mexicorn - no green chilis. Did not have roasted red peppers. Wow was this good. When I can get back to the store, I will make it properly, but this was VERY easy and so so good. A nice change from tomato, lettuce and onions. and so pretty. Thanks for a great recipe that is easy to modify during these miserable times and make a different meal (with beans)!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2020
We are "quarantine" cooking. Had to sub some of the ingredients- no yogurt, but used traditional "ranch" mix with mayo and buttermilk. Used the taco seasoning mix from this site. Used Mexicorn - no green chilis. Did not have roasted red peppers. Wow was this good. When I can get back to the store, I will make it properly, but this was VERY easy and so so good. A nice change from tomato, lettuce and onions. and so pretty. Thanks for a great recipe that is easy to modify during these miserable times and make a different meal (with beans)!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2019
I made it just as written except I used an avocado jalapeno ranch dressing I make (on the side). Will definitely make again. Served at a Christmas dinner w/ tamales chili etc. and it was all gone. Always a good sign! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2019
Absolutely delicious and makes a wonderful presentation. Will use as a go to recipe for potlucks and have added it to the family dinner rotation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2019
Simple dressing but gives it that southwest punch we like! Can use same dressing for southwest chicken salad my burgers instead of thousand island so many ways! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2017
This was awesome! I wanted to make another very similar recipe that called for a lot of the same ingredients so I halved this recipe and the other one too. The dressing in this one was by far the best and I really liked the green chiles this one called for too. Neither recipe called for olives but I had some and decided to add them and they worked nicely in this. This is a really good salad and with some grilled chicken added it would make for a perfect summertime meal. Thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2019
This is incredibly delicious and nutritious. I had a ton of lettuce in the garden and wanted a salad for my entree. This fit the bill perfectly. I don't like out-of-season tomatoes so substituted salsa for the chilis and roma tomatoes which was easier anyway. Very simple and healthy. I'll definitely make this again. Read More
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