Sweet Fiesta Salad

This salad is SO good! This can be found in my book, 101 Things To Do With Salad. It's another easy recipe that you may already have all the ingredients for in your pantry (minus the lettuce of course!). Hope you like it as much as my family does!

Sweet Fiesta Salad
1 large head romaine lettuce, washed and torn into bite-size pieces
1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced or chopped
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 (10-ounce) bag Fritos
1 (16-ounce) bottle Catalina dressing (light or fat-free work fine and taste just as good as reg.)

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except chips and dressing. When ready to serve, sprinkle the chips over top. Gradually add dressing over top and toss. (You may not need all the dressing.) Serve immediately. Makes around 10-12 servings as a side dish, fewer if using as your main course.

TIP: If you want to make this into a more substantial meal, stir in some cooked taco meat, diced tomatoes, and sliced olives. It'll be delicious! And, if you don't have Fritos, try substituting other types of chips such as Nacho Doritos or regular tortilla chips. All seem to taste pretty good to me!


  1. This is one of my favorite salads now! I love your salad book.

  2. This is also one of my favorite salads. I have taken it to so many pot-luk dinners!