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Southwestern Salad

This tasty salad is easy to put together and is full of flavor. Perfect to bring to a potluck or as a light meal.

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 To 15 Minutes


  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dry oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup canned kidney beans, red, drained
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzos), drained
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 2 cups lettuce
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese


  1. Cook ground beef and onions in a large skillet until the beef no longer remains pink. Drain.
  2. Stir chili powder, oregano, and cumin into beef mixture; cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add beans, chickpeas, and tomatoes. Mix gently to combine.
  4. Combine lettuce and cheese in large serving bowl. Portion lettuce and cheese onto 4 plates. Add 1 cup of beef mixture on top of lettuce and cheese.

Servings: 4 (about 1/2 cup beef mixture, 1/2 cup lettuce and cheese mixture).

Per Serving:
Calories: 485
Total fat: 22 grams
Saturated fat: 9 grams
Cholesterol: 98 milligrams
Sodium: 411 milligrams

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