Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tasty Tuesday: 5-Minute Southwest Layered Salad

The winner of my Divine Design GIVEAWAY is one of *She Sparkles* latest followers... Amanda. A HUGE thank you to all who entered! And Sharla, thanks for writing an amazing Bible study!

It's Tuesday, so you know what that means ~ Taco Tuesday at our house!

Tonight, however, rather than our typical Taco Bar (recap here), I'm going a different Tasteful Tuesday route!

(I'm gearing up for the She Speaks conference this weekend ~ which also means my life is crazy as I'm shopping, packing, writing, coordinating family life while I'm gone, AND preparing to fly to North Carolina for 4 days ~ Whew! But that's a whole different post... )

Needless to say, tonight's dinner needs to be quick, healthy, family-friendly, and easy. Here is my all-time favorite, very simple Southwest Salad. It will be perfect for today!

5-Minute Southwest Layered Salad

6 cups torn romaine lettuce

1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed, drained
1 can (11 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained (or 1 cup frozen corn, thawed)
3/4 cup Salsa
1/2 cup Mexican Style Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese
1/2 cup Ranch Dressing
1 cup broken tortilla chips

Arrange lettuce in bottom of glass serving bowl or on a serving plate.

Layer beans, corn, salsa, and cheese evenly over top.
Drizzle with dressing; top with chips. Enjoy!

Photo courtesy of Kraft Recipes

Thankfully my mother-in-love brought delicious corn muffins over yesterday (thanks, Jackie!). They should go perfect with this salad. Yum!!
I also like to make this salad when friends come over for lunch. It's a success every time!
What's for dinner at your house tonight?? I'd love to hear your Tasty Tuesday ideas!!

And for more great recipes, head over to Tempt Your Tummy Tuesday, Dining With Debbie, and Tuesday's at the Table recipe exchanges. What fun!

Have a Terrific Tuesday!!


Debbie said...

That meal looks yummy! My husband loves anything Mexican so I may try it. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings and love,

Tiffanee said...

Sounds like a perfect summer meal!! We love Mexican at our house. Thanks for sharing!!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Mmmmmmmmm! This looks and sounds SO very good! Will have to try it soon. So glad I found your blog today. I'm enjoying it!

Marilyn...in Mississippi

Amanda said...

Wooohoooo! I won! :).

I'm on vacation in Colorado and haven't been blog-reading much...just clicked on the facebook link to read about your trip and decided to read back a few entries. Yay! Thank you so much!!!

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