We enjoy a hearty salad with some protein, and this chicken salad with a southwestern flare fits the bill. It’s full of color and flavor, and can be easily tailored to suit your personal tastes.
Here is what you need to make this filling salad:
Cheddar, Monterey Jack or Colby cheese, shredded
Cooked diced chicken breast
Dressing of choice
Options: Chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, chopped red onion, diced jalapeno,
diced green pepper, crumbled tortilla chips, corn chips or tortilla strips
Wash, drain and chop your romaine lettuce and tomatoes.
Drain and rinse the black beans, and drain the corn if using canned corn.
Toss everything, and add any optional ingredients that you like, and you’re ready for the dressing.
There are many zesty dressings available that would work well with this salad
(like a Catalina or a vinaigrette based one),
but personally I like to mix barbeque sauce with ranch dressing as a topping.
It’s not that pretty looking, but it sure tastes good!