Fiesta Fusion Salad

Fiesta Fusion Salad

Treat yourself to a tangy, zesty delight!


  • 4 oz. yellow corn tortilla chips
  • 4 oz. Dole® American Blend salad
  • 1/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup kernels of corn, cooked
  • 5 grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Italian dressing and seasoning mix
  • 2 green onions chopped, with ends removed


  1. As a base, add tortilla chips to a large salad bowl.
  2. Layer by adding lettuce, black beans, corn, tomatoes, and Mexican cheese.
  3. In a small bowl, blend sour cream and dressing mix.
  4. To garnish, dollop dressing in center and top with green onions.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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The Cheese Stands Alone

The Cheese Stands Alone

Who doesn’t remember that fond childhood nursery rhyme that ends “the cheese stands alone.”  Cheese, like a treasured nursery rhyme, brings with it a reassuring feeling of coziness and comfort.

Whichever way you slice it, cheese has the power to be the ultimate comfort food or solo menu dish.  Who doesn’t love cheese paired with their favorite glass of wine?

QuestionWhere’s one place cheese stands alone?

AnswerCheese reigns supreme in France.

Cheese rates top billing in France; whether a tasty treat, a savory main course, or a sweet end to a satisfying meal.

So put on a pot of hot, bubbling fondue; perfect for a chilly wintry night and share your favorite childhood cheese memory.  Smile!  Say cheese … you’ve just traveled to France.  ~ NRVANA

FranceDestination:  France
Bonjour, your passport has been stamped! 

Note to the Epi-curious:  Confirm your travel plans
by sharing your very own cooking nirvana experience -
be it a treasured memory, location, or recipe. 


A happy coincidence!  France is the birthplace of cheesecake.

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