Southwestern Salad

Southwestern Salad - romaine, corn, cherry tomatoes, black beans, bell peppers, shredded chicken, and avocado with a homemade cilantro lime dressing! So yummy and refreshing!!

Hello! Kellyn here with another yummy recipe to share. I hope you believe me when I say we only share recipes that are delicious and easy to make. After all, we love to make your life easier (and ours as well). 😉 A few days ago, I shared with you the sad news of my lack of interest in sugary treats, while in this fifth pregnancy. Cookies just don’t taste the same coming up :/ On a brighter note, SALADS are something that I CANNOT get enough of. With Spring officially here, we’re having a blast trying new recipes to bring to the blog. Today’s recipe for Southwestern Salad was found in a magazine by Pillsbury. It included some of our favorite ingredients, so we knew we had to try it. It ended up tasting delicious and was so simple to make. The dressing was a bit light, so if you like a creamier dressing you can always use our Cilantro Ranch Avocado recipe. Either way you have it, we think you will enjoy this flavorful recipe. As always, you can add as much or as little of each ingredient and can even throw in other favorites like olives, cheese or other peppers.

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Southwestern Salad - romaine, corn, cherry tomatoes, black beans, bell peppers, shredded chicken, and avocado with a homemade cilantro lime dressing! So yummy and refreshing!!

Southwestern Salad - romaine, corn, cherry tomatoes, black beans, bell peppers, shredded chicken, and avocado with a homemade cilantro lime dressing! So yummy and refreshing!!

Southwestern Salad - romaine, corn, cherry tomatoes, black beans, bell peppers, shredded chicken, and avocado with a homemade cilantro lime dressing! So yummy and refreshing!!

Southwestern Salad Recipe

Southwestern Salad - romaine, corn, cherry tomatoes, black beans, bell peppers, shredded chicken, and avocado with a homemade cilantro lime dressing! So yummy and refreshing!!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 221 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

  • 2 romaine hearts shredded
  • 1 c corn
  • 1 c halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 c shredded chicken
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained

Dressing

  • 1/2 TB minced garlic
  • 1/4 c lime juice
  • 2 TB chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 pkg ramen noodles 3 oz., broken into small pieces (discard seasoning packet)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the romaine, corn, tomatoes, chicken and avocado, bell pepper and beans.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together garlic, lime juice, cilantro, oil, salt and pepper. Add to salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with crushed noodles.

Recipe Notes

DIFFICULTY: easy
HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 8
ANY CHANGES MADE: No honey. Used minced garlic
ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: none

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ENJOY!

Southwestern Salad - romaine, corn, cherry tomatoes, black beans, bell peppers, shredded chicken, and avocado with a homemade cilantro lime dressing! So yummy and refreshing!!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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