Grandma Lillie’s Rustic Summer {or winter} Salad! It’s Tasty Tuesday!

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My grandma wasn't much of a cook. I got the impression that she didn't really enjoy it… it was more out of necessity, you know, gotta feed my kids so they don't call the authorities… but when she did cook she made some of my favorite meals as a child. Top of the list is this salad. It is so delicious and EASY!

Surprise your taste buds with the addition of ranch style beans to this fresh and fulfilling summer (or winter) salad.

Preparation Instructions

This salad makes a beautifully layered salad or just mix it all up! It’s that easy and tastes divine!

PS. Grandma used to serve it mixed and chilled!


  • 1 bag Lettuce (any)
  • 2 cups Fritos (crushed)
  • 1 whole Avocado, diced
  • 1 whole Onion, Diced
  • 1 whole Tomato, Diced
  • 1 can Ranch Style Beans (drained)
  • 1 can Black Olives, Chopped
  • 1 cup Creamy Italian (or Any Creamy Dressing)

PS. I posted this on Tasty Kitchen in 2009… and I just remembered it! I'm so happy I did so I could share it with you all!

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Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


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