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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Deliver Ingredients


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.


  • 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
  • 6 scallions, chopped
  • 2 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


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.

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.