Salad night

Do you ever have those nights where you have salad?  And nothing else?  We do and we love it.  This recipe is one that was a favorite at church Wednesday night suppers – only I like to add ground beef to mine (or in my case, ground turkey).

It is wonderful as is and a great recipe and side dish to take to a pot luck dinner – add the seasoned ground beef or turkey and you have a complete meal – vegetarian?  Leave the meat out and complete for you as is.  This makes a big bowl full so if you are wanting to make only one serving, you will have to adjust to your plate.   

Mexican Salad

1 head lettuce, chopped medium fine

1/2 head cabbage, chopped medium fine

1 onion, chopped

2 ribs celery, chopped

2 carrots, grated

2 tomatoes, chopped

1 cup grated cheese

1/2 cup mayonnaise

5 tablespoons sugar

salt and pepper

1 small pkg nacho chips, crushed

Catalina dressing

And if you are adding meat, 1 lb. ground beef or turkey, browned with a package of taco seasoning mix.

Mix first 10 ingredients. (along with the browned ground meat, if using).  Add crushed nacho chips and serve in individual salad bowls or large salad bowl.  Sprinkle with Catalina dressing.  Serves 6-8.   

When we served this at church, we would drizzle the Catalina dressing on the salad just before putting on the table for serving and stir it all in together .  We have also used crushed fritos in it.   Just as good!  Kick it up a notch by adding some chopped jalapeno pepper.


Great salad – give it a try!  



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