Southwest Chicken Salad

Power-up your boring salad, with big flavor, and even bigger nutritional value.

Southwest Chicken Salad
Moya McAllister
Calories 371
Protein 46g
Fat 46g
Carbs 22g
Fiber 7g
Moya McAllister

Delicious Southwestern flavor shines thanks to the corn, beans, avocado, and cilantro-lime dressing. 

Southwest Chicken Salad
You'll need
  • For the salad:
  • 10-oz bag baby spinach
  • 10-oz bag romaine lettuce
  • 1⁄2 can corn, drained
  • 1⁄2 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1⁄2 cup green onions, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup fat-free cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado , chopped
  • 4 6-oz chicken breasts, grilled and diced
  • For the cilantro-lime dressing:
  • 6 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 tsp honey
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp black pepper
  • 1⁄4 tsp chili powder
  • 1⁄4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1. Place all salad ingredients except chicken in a large bowl.
2. Combine all ingredients for dressing in a blender or whisk by hand.
3. Gently stir dressing into salad mix and add chicken breasts; serve.