Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Spicy Southwest Chicken Salad

The best part about summertime is the plethora of amazing salad recipes! When I came across this one I knew it was a keeper. The flavors are so yummy and the crunch from the corn, onion, jalapeno and chips is amazing. This is a must make for your next salad craving.
The original recipe didn't call for the jalapeno or the spicy version of the ranch dressing, but I definitely think these are a must.

Ingredients for the salad
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 red pepper, diced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can sweet yellow corn {canned or frozen and defrosted}
2 roma tomatoes, diced
half red onion, chopped
2 large romaine hearts, washed and chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, washed and chopped
Sliced olives
1 seeded and chopped jalapeno 
2  ripe avocados, diced
2 cups crushed tortilla chips

Ingredients for the dressing
1/2 c mayonnaise
2/3 c Greek yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoon spicy ranch seasoning
1 1/2 tablespoon taco seasoning
1/2 tablespoon lime juice {optional}
salt & pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, stir all salad ingredients together, excluding the tortilla chips and avocado. 
In a small bowl, stir all dressing ingredients together until smooth. When ready to serve, toss salad with dressing then gently stir in avocado and tortilla chips. Makes 4 large servings. 

Chopped and ready to go
Dry mixes
blending the mayo and greek yogurt together
chill in fridge until ready to use
Before the dressing mix up all ingredients
So pretty!


1 comment:

  1. Looks fabulous! Can't wait to try this!