Friday, January 25, 2013

Best Ever Mexican Salad

Hello and Howdy Everyone!

Today I'm (Annette) sharing a true family favorite recipe! You will find this at any of our family gatherings, dinner parties, church or office luncheons, and about any other special occasion you want to make a hit.  I personally have never taken this recipe to any place it wasn't the "favorite" dish and the first to go. BEST EVER MEXICAN SALAD"!  Just makes you want some, right? ;)

I made my family my famous sloppy joe's last night (can sloppy joe's really be famous?) and my little girl specifically asked for Mexican Salad.  Bailey is typically a big meat eater, but, LOVES salads of any kind.  I thought to myself...sloppy joes with Mexican salad? Hum...well why not? It is vegetables.  Right folks?  We want our kids to eat vegetables! So here goes!

Best Ever Mexican Salad


1 large head of lettuce chopped bite size
3 tomatoes chopped
1 medium sweet onion chopped in small pieces
1 1/2 cups longhorn cheddar cheese grated
1 15 oz can Ranch Style Beans drained
1 16 oz bottle Catalina Dressing
1 10 1/2 oz bag Fritos (the original kind) crush up into small pieces

In a large bowl put your chopped lettuce in then add the tomatoes and onions. Spread your cheese generously on top of the salad mixture. Add the ranch style beans and Fritos.

Pour your salad dressing over your salad and fold gently as you don't want to mash up your beans. If you are taking this recipe to a function be sure to bag each ingredient separately and mix together right before you eat it. This will keep your salad from wilting and the chips crunchy. This is definitely a simple recipe, but, I personally have never had anyone else make it for me or bring it to a get together except my family. I promise you will get many compliments on this dish.  It's not just a can be a meal! :)


Well I hope you all enjoy our Mexican Salad as much as we do!  The pictures don't do the salad justice.  I guess I'll have to invest in a better camera like my sissy, Beth.  However, let's face it...Beth is the picture taking queen!  That's a story for another day. ;)
We hope you all have a wonderful week-end with your families and friends! It's such a blessing to have the opportunity to share our food and times with all of you!

Always in Our PJs,
Annette & Beth


  1. i'm sorry but that looks horrible

  2. I agree that it doesn't look very appetizing but just give it a is GOOOOOOD!