Monday, May 28, 2012

Southwestern Chopped Salad

I'm so excited Summer is here and one of the best parts of summer is eating of course!! I love summer food- grilled chicken, steaks, salads, fruit, lemonade. It's all so refreshing and so very delicious. For Sunday dinner I decided to try this recipe out I modified from Greens and Chocolate recipe website. The dressing includes greek yogurt and the salad itself is full of fresh really can't go wrong.


1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise

2/3 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
1 tbsp ranch seasoning
1 tbsp taco seasoning

Mix all the ingredients together and place in a small bowl. Keep in the fridge while you start chopping for your salad.
1 Green bell pepper, diced

1 can Black beans, rinsed
1 can Sweet yellow corn, drained
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
4 Green onions, sliced
1 head Ice berg lettuce, washed and chopped
1/4 C Cilantro, chopped
2 ripe Avocados, diced

2 C Shredded chicken
1 C Crushed tortilla chips

 Prep all the ingredients and add them to a large bowl. Toss. Add the dressing until everything is coated. You can add as much or as little per your preference.
 I loved how the flavors come together in this salad. It's perfect for a big event or a quiet Sunday dinner. You know the salad is good when people go back for seconds and thirds.:-)