While searching for something to make for dinner the other night, I was determined to find a salad recipe. Why a salad? I don't know. It's so unlike me. I never crave salads but I had just returned home from the grocery store, Anthony left to work on a friend's deck as soon as I got home, and I needed something quick and easy. Salad sounded great for that and I had just brought home a bunch of different greens that I was so excited to use.
Silly, I know.
So, I grabbed my recipe binder (which only recently became a binder.... before that it looked like....)
Scary, eh? Am I the only one who hoards recipes from the internet and other sources and then never makes them? I mean, who wants to dig through a mess like that to find a recipe? Not me! Well, not anymore. I dove right in as soon as I was smart enough (after many years) to get them into a binder. A novel concept, I know.
There I go getting off track again. So, back to dinner. I found this recipe for Fiesta Salad. Perfect! I had all of the ingredients. So, I put it all together while only tweaking it slightly. (Recipe calls for bagged salad... I used my own greens)
DELICIOUS!! It would be perfect for a pot luck.
Even my kids loved it and that's saying a lot of a salad.
1 bag prepared salad (or prepare your own greens... I used 1/3 spinach, 1/3 romaine, 1/3 red leaf lettuce)
1 can corn, drained
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained (I used red beans)
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 c. grated cheese
2-3 green onions, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1 can whole olives (you can use sliced if you prefer)
3/4 c. ranch
3/4 c. salsa
Layer all ingredients in a large, lovely bowl. Pour dressing over the top and garnish with crushed tortilla chips or tortilla strips.
You're going to love it!!