I first tried this salad at a work party 16 years ago. I have been making it ever since. It's one of the only salads my kids (or husband) will eat.
1 head of lettuce
(I used a combination of green leaf and spinach.)
1 lb. ground beef
1 can of kidney beans
1 small can of sliced olives
1 cup of cheddar cheese
- Brown meat in a skillet. Drain and season it according to your taste.
- Place all ingredients (except fritos) in a large bowl and mix.
- Top individual servings with fritos and favorite salad dressing.
Cilantro Lime Dressing
¾ cup light mayo
¾ cup greek yogurt (I used fat-free.)
2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lime juice (about ½ a lime)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup milk
1 small bunch (~1/3 cup, packed) cilantro, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons fresh chives, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. Check consistency and if needed blend for another 30 seconds.