I've been making this crowd pleasing salad for MANY years, and it is still one of the recipes my family requests most often. And it is SO simple to make.
Here's the cast of players:
1 head of iceberg lettuce (broken into small pieces)
2 bell peppers (any color you like), cut into small pieces
1 container cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
1 small red onion, diced
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup sliced radishes (optional)
1 can black olives, drained and sliced (or buy them already sliced)
1 pkg. (2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese (I like sharp)
1 can ranch style pinto beans (drained)
1 to 2 bottles CREAMY italian dressing (I use Seven Seas brand) (depending on how many veggies you add, you might need more than one bottle of dressing - completely up to your taste)
1 regular bag dorito chips (crush chips in bag)
COMBINE all salad ingredients. Just before serving add beans, dressing and crushed chips. Serve immediately.
I also sometimes add ground beef (one pound cooked and drained) to make this a more hearty meal.
And you can add other vegetables of your choice, as well as chopped cilantro.