Perfect Picnic Salad, no mayo and it has corn chips!
Summer fresh vegetables in a tangy dressing, this is a unique and delicious chopped salad made without mayo, the perfect Picnic Salad.
Corn, cucumbers, roma tomato, red onion, black beans, shredded cheese, green onions, tossed together with Catalina dressing! Yes, you read that correctly. The Catalina dressing brings the flavours together and the results are really delicious. You’re going to want to PIN this recipe now. Trust me!
This is a large quantity recipe, perfect for potlucks, picnics and MEAL PREP. So easy to make, using readily accessible ingredients, this Picnic Salad is a meal preppers dream.
Make a batch on Meal Prep day, divide into individual serving sizes and you’ve got the start of a delicious lunch.
Add a few grilled shrimp or chicken and you’ve got a gourmet lunch, that you’ll look forward to eating.
Picnic Salad is so easy to make
Grab a big bowl, a sharp knife and all your ingredients. Chop the veggies, toss in the corn, beans and salad dressing and your done. SUPER fast and easy.
I especially like that this salad has no Mayo, so it makes it a really good option for a picnic or outdoor BBQ, or a potluck. Mayo, which has eggs in it can spoil at room temperature, and nobody needs that.
Let’s talk about corn for a minute
Fresh, Frozen or Canned? I like them all, but they are all slightly different. You can use any of these options in this sales, but I prefer frozen for a few reasons.
- Always on hand in the freezer
- Less work than fresh
- Crisper and fresher tasting than canned
All that being said, you do you! If you do choose to use fresh, make sure to blanch it and cool it before using in this salad.
PRO TIP: Place a larger bowl filled with crushed ice under the bowl filled with Picnic Salad to keep this crisp and cool for yours.
- 2 cups kidney beans rinsed and drained
- 2 cups frozen corn
- 1 zucchini chopped, optional
- 1 cucumber chopped
- 2 Roma tomatoes chopped
- 1 small red onion chopped
- 3 green onions chopped
- 1/2 cup sliced black olives drained
- 1 cup Catalina salad dressing
- 1 ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 ½ cup corn chips
- Place beans and corn in a large serving dish and toss to combine. Fold in the vegetables.
- Pour dressing over the mixture and stir to combine.
- Top with cheese and corn chips and serve.
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