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Chicken Southwest Salad

Easy recipe for southwest salad with cilantro lime dressing vinaigrette. As-is it's vegetarian, or add chicken. Way better than Wendy's and McDonald's! :: DontWastetheCrumbs.com

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Easy recipe for southwest salad with cilantro lime dressing vinaigrette. As-is it’s vegetarian, or add chicken. Way better than Wendy’s and McDonald’s!

Ingredients

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  • 1 head romaine lettuce, shredded (about 68 cups)
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, sliced or diced
  • ½ cup queso fresco or shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 batch cilantro lime dressing (get the recipe here)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the salad dressing by combining 4 Tbsp lime juice, 1 tsp granulated garlic, 1 tsp honey, 1/2 tsp salt, 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, and 2 Tbsp cilantro leaves in a food processor or blender. Set aside.
  2. Combine the chicken, corn, black beans, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, avocado and cheese in a very large bowl (not a small bowl – you need extra room to toss).
  3. Just before serving, drizzle the salad dressing over the salad and toss to mix well.

Notes

Serves 4-6 people. Makes 10-12 cups.

Keywords: Southwest Salad, Chicken Southwest Salad, Southwest Chicken Salad