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Southwest Salad Recipe

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Southwest Salad is a
bowl of freshness! It has a bed of veggies and fruits topped with a
juicy protein with a refreshing dressing to complement everything.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Southwest Salad
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marionela Tiron


For the Salad:
  • 2 medium chicken breasts grilled
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado sliced
  • 8 small cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 cup black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup corn rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup cilantro for topping
Creamy Cilantro Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup cilantro packed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Chopped green onions
  • Cilantro


Creamy Cilantro Dressing:
  1. Add all the dressing ingredients to a food processor and pulse to combine until smooth.
  1. Place the chopped romaine lettuce on the bottom of a salad plate or bowl.
  2. Top with sliced grilled chicken, avocado, chopped tomatoes, black beans, corn, cilantro, cheddar cheese.
  3. Drizzle the dressing on top just before serving.
  4. Garnish with chopped cilantro and chopped green onions.