Low Fat Southwestern Layered Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

A lowfat version of a traditional lowfat southwest salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine Ranch dressing and salsa; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, layer the Romaine. Mix carrots, black beans, corn, red onion, tomato and cheese.
  3. Top with crushed tortilla chips before serving.
Most Helpful

This was really good and easy to make. I followed the recipe as written except I did not use the corn - I do not like corn in my salads. I cooked up a pound of grass-fed ground beef and seasoned it with red pepper, minced onion, a minced jalapeno and Kittencal's Taco Seasoning Mix, and added that to the tops of our salads before the dressing - we needed the extra protein as we had this as a post-workout meal. Very tasty and since this uses so many ingredients that I would normally have on hand any day to the week, it's a quick and healthy dinner for a weeknight. Thanks for posting morgainegeiser - made for the Herbaceous Curvaceous Honeys and ZWT8 Family Picks - recipe from the Mex/SW/TexMex APCB.

FloridaNative August 29, 2012

Great - low on calories but high on taste and flavour! I had to make a few subs due to regional variations - red kidney beans in place of black beans and mixed salad leaves in place of romaine lettuce, BUT I did have ranch dressing from a recent swap! Made for the Salads, Soups and Sandwiches event in the Photo's forum and Aus/NZ recipe swap. Merci! FT:-)

French Tart April 12, 2010

Yummy!! I used fat free Ranch dressing and mild salsa for the dressing. I mixed in a little taco seasoning with the corn and black beans and then simmered then for a few minutes. I allowed them to cool before adding to the salad. This really was quite yummy!!! Thanks for posting. Made for I Recommend Tag Game.

Color Guard Mom November 20, 2009