Saturday, March 10, 2012

Southwestern Chicken Salad

A simple, filling salad when you need that southwestern kick.

Southwestern Chicken Salad
Recipe adapted from For the Love of Cooking
Photos by Bake Yourself Happy

Southwestern Chicken Salad

1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup olive oil
Juice from one fresh lime
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon oregano
Shredded lettuce
Grape tomatoes
Small red bell pepper
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup corn
1 diced avocado
Sharp cheddar cheese

  1. MIX together the cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, red wine vinegar, garlic, and oregano.  Set aside for roughly 30 minutes.  (For the Love of Cooking suggests using a blender for the dressing...mixing vigorously worked for us though!)
  2. ADD tomatoes, avocado, bell pepper, black beans, corn, and cheese to lettuce.
  3. TOP with your the cilantro dressing (cilantro lime vinaigrette).  Enjoy!
*Note - We kept everything separate and added individually.  This worked well for us, and made keeping the dressing for leftovers really easy!

Sorry for the pictures - we just had our cell phones!

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