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Yummy Corn Chip Salad

Corn chips give a special crunch and an unexpected flavor to this potluck favorite. Bacon adds a hint of smokiness, while the cranberries bring a touch of sweetness. It's the perfect picnic companion! —Nora Friesen, Aberdeen, Mississippi
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • SALAD:
  • 2 bunches leaf lettuce, chopped (about 20 cups)
  • 1 package (9-1/4 ounces) corn chips
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup dried cranberries


  • For dressing, place first 7 ingredients in a blender. Cover; process until smooth. Stir in poppy seeds.
  • Place salad ingredients in a large bowl; toss with dressing. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 436 calories, 30g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 456mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Dee Dee
    Feb 11, 2021

    Who in their RIGHT MIND uses Canola oil anymore? wow - health destruction in a bottle! other than that, I will try this, with a HEALTHY choice of oil, that is. the rest looks good I'm about to make it :)

  • judy
    Jun 29, 2020

    june 26, 2020 Made this salad for my granddaughter birthday party it was such a big hit. Everybody just raved about it and wanted the recipe. Did not change a thing except for I used crumbled bacon in the package instead of frying up the bacon. Do not make the salad ahead of time it gets to soggy. Serve immediately. will be making this again. loved it.

  • Grammy Debbie
    Jul 5, 2017

    Made this salad for a 4th of July party and it was a hit with everyone! I was intrigued with the combination of ingredients and it did not disappoint! It makes a BIG salad, which makes it perfect for family reunions or holiday get togethers. I will be making this recipe again and again!