Saturday Afternoon Salad

Saturday Afternoon Salad
Staff Writer
Saturday Afternoon Salad

Greg Ford

Saturday Afternoon Salad

Whoever said salad wasn't man food hasn't tried this salad. The secret? Fritos corn chips, fried ground beef, and Italian dressing. Of course, since it's a salad, there's plenty of good-for-you stuff in there, too. It's a perfect meal to kick back and relax with on say, a Saturday afternoon.

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Notes

Note: As an alternative, you can serve the salad with sour cream and salsa instead of Italian dressing. Mix together the salad ingredients in a bowl, serve over chips, and drizzle a blended mixture of 1 cup sour cream and 1/3 cup salsa.

Ingredients

  • 1  Pound  ground beef or ground turkey patties, fried and crumbled
  • 1/2  large head iceberg lettuce
  • 2-3 tomatoes, diced
  • One 15-ounce can corn, drained
  • One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • One 15-ounce can medium-sized or large pitted olives, drained
  • 1/2  medium-sized red onion, diced
  • scallions, chopped
  • ripe avocados, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1  Cup  chopped cilantro
  • 1/2  bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2  Cup  shredded mild Cheddar
  • Italian dressing, to taste
  • One 10-ounce bag Fritos

Directions

In a large bowl, toss together all of the ingredients except for the chips with the salad dressing. Divide the chips among 6 plates and top each with the salad.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
36g
28%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
19µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin E, added
6mg
40%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
413mg
41%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
17µg
4%
Iron, Fe
12mg
67%
Magnesium, Mg
46mg
14%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
344mg
49%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
372mg
25%
Water
70g
3%
Zinc, Zn
13mg
100%

Salad Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Salad Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Salad Wine Pairing

Salads with vinegar-based dressings don't go well with wine. Albariño, torrontés, or riesling with seafood or poultry salads in mayonnaise- or cream-based dressings; pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillion, or grüner veltliner with salads with lemon juice-based dressings.