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Easy Mexican Salad Recipe

Updated on March 12, 2012

This is my grandmother’s recipe. She was an excellent cook and this salad was one of my favorite things that she made. My father recently gave me the recipe card she made for this salad. I made the salad following the recipe very carefully and it was great. It tasted almost like I remember her making thesaladfor me years ago. I decided to share this recipe on Hub Pages.


1 Head of lettuce

2 large tomatoes chopped

2 cans of Ranch Style Beans drained

1 10 ounce package of Fritos

1 Onion finely chopped

8 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese

1 bottle of Catalina salad dressing


  • Chop lettuce as desired. I like it best cut into smaller pieces.
  • Chop the two large tomatoes. If your tomatoes are medium sized you may need three of them.
  • Chop the onion. I use a very fine chop and only use about half the onion.
  • Drain all the liquid from the Ranch Style Beans. It is important to remove all the liquid from the beans so the salad is not soggy.
  • Crush the Fritos in the bag.
  • Combine all ingredients except for the Catalina dressing.
  • Add the Catalina dressing just before serving the salad so the Fritos will not be soggy.


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      Gigi Thibodeau 6 years ago

      I have to make this for my husband! He will LOVE it! Thanks!

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      jules 7 years ago


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      Joe Scarborough 7 years ago

      I can vouch for this absolutely fabulous recipe. Thanks Shawn, I am going to introduce it to my kids.

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      Shawn Scarborough 7 years ago from The Lone Star State

      akirchner--thanks for reminding me I need to add a picture of the salad to this hub. I was going to take a picture of the salad the last time I made it, but my family started eating it before I had a chance to.

      Smireles--thanks for stopping by and commenting,

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      Sandra Mireles 7 years ago from Texas

      Sounds like a winner!

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Looks or I should say sounds delish!