Mexican Bean Salad

Mexican Bean Salad is a rich blend of lettuce, tomatoes, ranch-style beans
dressed with sweet and savory Catalina dressing. 

 

Watch the video for this recipe!

 

Okay so obviously this is not your average salad, but it is super tasty and filling. We actually made this recipe to complement our Beef Enchilada Casserole recipe.

Even though enchiladas are such a filling meal, it’s almost like having a side dish along with it is a must.

Some of you may also enjoy this salad on it’s own. If so, add some Fritos on top and dig in!

 

The salad is best prepared fresh prior to serving.

If you make the salad too early, it will become soggy since we are tossing the ingredients in Catalina dressing.

Obviously, if you choose to add the Fritos, make sure to add them right before serving. This keeps the Fritos from becoming soggy as well.

 

Mexican Bean Salad

Mexican Bean Salad

 

You will need:

  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Large tomato
  • Diced onion
  • Ranch style beans
  • Catalina dressing
  • Mild shredded cheddar cheese
  • Frito’s

Mexican Bean Salad

Steps to make this recipe:

In a medium-size bowl add lettuce, tomato and onion. Add the desired amount of ranch style beans separating some of the liquid.

Add Catalina dressing and toss the salad mixture. Top with shredded cheese and Fritos and serve!

Mexican Bean Salad

About a half can of beans is enough for the size salad pictured. If you are making a larger salad adjust accordingly.

You don’t have to rinse the beans for the salad. Use a spoon with a strainer to add the beans to the salad and the liquid will drain from the beans.

 

The remaining liquid will only add to the flavor of the salad.

We used Catalina dressing because it’s a mix between sweet and savory.

The dressing is not too heavy and works well with the other ingredients added to this salad.

Enjoy!

 

You may also like:

Green Chile Taco Bowls

Rum and Cherry Coke Popsicles

Beef Enchilada Casserole

 

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Mexican Bean Salad
Mexican Bean Salad is a rich blend of lettuce, tomatoes, onion, ranch-style beans dressed with sweet and savory Catalina dressing.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: mexican bean salad, salad
Servings: 4 people
Author: Ashley Frederick

Ingredients

  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce- chopped
  • 1-2 large Roma tomatoes- sliced - diced
  • 1/4 c of yellow onion- diced
  • 1/2 can of ranch-style beans- drained
  • 1/2 c of Catalina dressing
  • 1/2 c of mild shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 - 1 c of crushed Frito's optional

Instructions

  • In a medium-size bowl add the lettuce, tomato and onion.
  • Add the ranch-style beans.
  • Then add the Catalina dressing and toss the salad mixture.
  • Top with shredded cheese and Fritos.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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2 responses to “Mexican Bean Salad”

  1. Great recipe – thank you for sharing. It’s so quick and easy, can’t wait to try it. And my kids will love the Fritos!

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