Corn Chip Salad With Catalina Dressing

A delicious recipe for your weight loss plan by Diet Bites.

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Corn Chips in a Field of Green Salad Diet Recipe

This entire recipe contains about 2,400 calories and will serve 24 people generously for 100 calories per serving OR 12 people very generously for about 200 calories.

To save even more calories, omit the nuts and substitute a couple of teaspoons of hulled sunflower seeds or omit totally. 

In addition, you can use light or low fat cheese to reduce calories as well as 'baked tortilla' chips. Olives may also be omitted. 

This is a delicious, light salad that sets well on the tum-tum on a hot summer's day.

To make a meal out of the salad, add a bit of sliced roasted chicken. If you're pinched for time, consider picking up ready-made meat at your local deli.

You'll need the following recipe ingredients to prepare Corn Chip Salad.

An assortment of greens; we recommend about twelve OR enough to fill a large bowl. Dandelion greens as well as a mixture of spring greens will lend a unique delicious taste to this salad.

As a note, the salad calories are pretty negligible - so add as many greens as desired of the following: any variety of lettuce, chives, parsley, and baby spinach leaves.

1 cup of drained mandarin orange slices, cut into bite sized pieces (72 calories)

7 whole chopped English walnuts or 14 chopped halves (185 calories)

1 cup of Light Catalina OR Ranch OR French OR Thousand Island OR your favorite Salad Dressing; we're going to allow 40 calories per Tablespoon.

1/2 cup of grated cheese and you can use your favorite cheese; we're allowing 150 calories.

1 can of black or green sliced olives, drained or about 140 calories worth.

1 cup of grated carrots (45 calories)

About 6 ounces of corn chips (about 200 corn chips or 1/2 of a 12-ounce bag)

How to Prepare This Recipe

Simply mix all of the ingredients and enjoy. If you don't have mandarin oranges in your pantry - or if you prefer oranges instead, they make a delicious substitute. Or you can omit this ingredient as you wish.

Feel free to experiment with the salad and make if your own. If you like pineapple, consider adding pineapple tidbits to the salad rather than the mandarin oranges.

If you don't like olives, then omit them and add chopped dill pickle or drained capers.

The ingredient which pulls all of the others together in one sweet crescendo - yes, the corn chips. When eaten in moderation - and they need to be, they can fit into your weight loss plan.

They also contain the heftiest caloric and dietary fat content in the recipe, so be wise and look on the label to determine serving size - and stick to that amount. You can choose to leave them out and allow everyone to add their own which will better-control the amountof calories per serving.


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