Low Fat Southwestern Layered Salad

"A lowfat version of a traditional lowfat southwest salad."
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
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  • Combine Ranch dressing and salsa; set aside.
  • In large bowl, layer the Romaine. Mix carrots, black beans, corn, red onion, tomato and cheese.
  • Top with crushed tortilla chips before serving.

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  1. kitty.rock
    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 recipe#76616, 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.
  2. French Tart
    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:-)
  3. Color Guard Mom
    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.
  4. kittycatmom
    DH and I really enjoyed this salad! I used Black Bean and Corn Salsa in place of the can of beans and can of corn. Worked just great. I also used my own buttermilk ranch dressing. Also to make this salad as our meal added some leftover slices of grilled chicken. Made for Holiday Tag
  5. Boomette
    It's a great healthy filling salad. I liked all the ingredients in the salad but wasn't sure about the dressing. I may do it again but won't use salsa. Thanks Morgainegeiser :) Made for the Saucy Senoritas of ZWT5



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