Tex Mex Frito Salad

Tex Mex Frito Salad
It’s salad season! In the beginning of summer, salad always sounds so good and refreshing. But.. it can get old. So I’ve been looking for new salad recipes that offer more than just lettuce! Voilà, Tex Mex Frito Salad!

Tex Mex Frito Salad

Tex Mex Frito Salad


  • 1 (14.5 oz) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • Handful of grape tomatoes or regular tomatoes, halved or quartered depending on their size
  • Chopped olives
  • 1 pepper (your choice), diced
  • 4 green onions, diced
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 head of lettuce (or mixture of lettuce, spinach, kale)
  • Catalina Dressing (Kraft)
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Fritos or Chili Cheese Fritos


  1. Rinse and drain the beans.
  2. Wash and tear the lettuce.
  3. Chop tomatoes, pepper, olives, green onion and celery.
  4. Combine the vegetables, beans and lettuce in a bowl.
  5. Before serving, mix in the cheese, dressing, and top with crushed fritos to prevent from becoming soggy.

Source: Real Mom Kitchen

Tex Mex Frito Salad
A salad with a lot of ummph and flavor!

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  1. oh! this looks like a fun salad! :-) it looks very good Beth! love all the ingredients you choose for this! :-)

  2. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. It’s been a while since I’ve had a good taco salad. Makes me want to make one now!

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  4. A salad with chips in it? I’m in! I bet this is amazing! :)

  5. this looks great!! anything with Fritos and I am in!

  6. This salad looks good. I saw your link over at super Saturday show and tell and had to come check it out. Yum!

  7. Hi Beth,
    I picked your salad as my host favorite the week! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday. Monday,7/3 starting at 12:00 noon we will feature you on our host favorite’s page and you can grab your button. Thanks, Cindy

  8. Looks delicious. I love Mexican. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

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  11. This is perfect for Summer! I will try it as soon as possible!

    thank you for sharing!

    (New follower from Give Me The Goods Monday Link Party blog hop

  12. Hey found you through the Chef in Training link up party! This salad looks delicious, thanks for sharing! I agree that salads are amazing this time of year but can get over-done a little, so my recipe today was a unique summer salad too, check it out atNew Mrs. Adventures. Thanks and have a great day!

  13. I enjoy taco salads and never thought about using fritos! I will have to give it a try.

    Thanks for linking this to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party. So glad you dropped by.

    Cynthia at http://FeeedingBig.com

  14. I love to eat refreshing salads in the summer. Your’s looks mighty tasty.

  15. Yummy! Gotta try this! Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @Better With Age

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