This is by far the BEST, QUICKEST, and HARDIEST salad yet!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook the black beans until heated through. Season with salt and pepper.

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  • In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, romaine lettuce, green bell pepper, corn, and Cheddar cheese.

  • Transfer the tossed salad to serving bowls, and top with the warmed black beans, chicken, tortilla chips, and Ranch dressing.

Nutrition Facts

411 calories; 23.9 g total fat; 58 mg cholesterol; 622 mg sodium. 29.6 g carbohydrates; 22.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2012
Great salad with a nice Southwestern flair - perfect for a quick and easy lunch! It was also a great way to use up some leftover grilled chicken! I used a mix of romaine and iceberg lettuce and opted out of the cabbage. I added some tomato and used a Mexican blend cheese. Instead of bottled ranch dressing I used "Ranch-Style Buttermilk" dressing from this site and "Tortilla Snack Strips". Overall very tasty! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/05/2010
kinda boring. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2012
Great salad with a nice Southwestern flair - perfect for a quick and easy lunch! It was also a great way to use up some leftover grilled chicken! I used a mix of romaine and iceberg lettuce and opted out of the cabbage. I added some tomato and used a Mexican blend cheese. Instead of bottled ranch dressing I used "Ranch-Style Buttermilk" dressing from this site and "Tortilla Snack Strips". Overall very tasty! Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2012
Great salad with a nice Southwestern flair - perfect for a quick and easy lunch! It was also a great way to use up some leftover grilled chicken! I used a mix of romaine and iceberg lettuce and opted out of the cabbage. I added some tomato and used a Mexican blend cheese. Instead of bottled ranch dressing I used "Ranch-Style Buttermilk" dressing from this site and "Tortilla Snack Strips". Overall very tasty! Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2007
This WAS like a restaurant quality salad! To make it quick and easy I used pre-cooked chicken strips and then just browned them up in a cast-iron skillet with some fajita seasoning (gave the chicken a fabulous crust!). Then I mixed all the salad ingredients in a bowl using romaine lettuce arugula and some baby lettuces and added corn red bell pepper grape tomatoes red cabbage shallots (since I didn't have any red onion) and some light tortilla chips. I plated this mix and topped it with the black beans chicken and cheese. Then I mixed together some homemade salsa and light ranch dressing and lightly drizzled this over the top for a spicy mexi-ranch style dressing. My husband and I thought this made a wonderful quick and tasty dinner! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2005
This was very good. I did add some taco seasoning to the chicken to give it a more southwest flavor and some kick. Love the combo of lettuce and cabbage-took then both from packaged bags so it was easy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2007
This is a very good salad Butter1! Its one of those recipes that you can dress up or dress down. I had some friends coming for lunch so I used 1/4 head purple cabbage for color fresh romaine chopped an avocado into chunks mixed the chip pieces beans corn red onion slices 1/4 red bell pepper rather than green and cooked the chicken in taco seasoning before combining it with the salad ingred. For dressing I elected to use a good quality Caesar Dressing to which I add a bit of taco seasoning and lots of cumin to taste. I like the extra zip this dressing gives to the salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2006
This was a BIG hit with my family! I was more generous with the cheese & used leftover grilled chicken but other than that I followed the recipe. I highly recommend this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2008
NOTE CHANGES: I wanted to serve this as a cold salad so I used home-canned chicken and black beans. I also didn't have any greens so substituted bamboo shoots and water chestnuts for crunch. I also added a packet of taco seasoning mix. This recipe is a great springboard for swapping around ingredients so don't get too hung up on the quantities or substitutions and just make it with what you have on hand and save a trip to the grocery store. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2008
This was so good! And so easy. We loved it!I seasoned the chicken..and added cilantro to the salad mix & Served with fresh salsa. I don't eat chicken so I sliced some avocado and put on my salad in place of the chicken. This worked for us as a meat eater and a vegetarian. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2008
this was really good! You can use any kind of tortilla chips you have on hand. I also seasoned my chicken as some others said they did. I sliced the raw chicken and cooked it in a little olive oil and Pampered Chef southwest seasoning mix. Very tasty! I served it with the chicken and beans hot for dinner and took it for lunch the next day and ate it with the chicken and beans cold. Great both ways. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2010
If you don't have taco seasoning just sprinkle some paprika chili powder and ground cumin on it. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/05/2010
kinda boring. Read More
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