April 16, 2012

Southwestern Chopped Salad

* Please see the updated recipe here! *

Aren't chopped salads great? We just grab a big spoon and shovel in the deliciousness! My husband and I really gobbled this up... and that's saying something for him because he's not a big salad eater. (I'm definitely starting to convert him though.) It's a fun, healthy, colorful mix of veggies with added protein from the beans. So many different dressings to try to change up the flavor. One of these days I'd really like to make my own cilantro dressing.

Black beans, rinsed and drained
Corn (can use frozen, just thaw/defrost)
Bell pepper
Green onion
Dressing (both Trader Joe's cilantro or hummus salad dressing is great)

*No set measurements for this recipe, just use as much as you want to your taste and servings needed. But make sure you have a high veggies and bean ratio - we think the best chopped salads don't skimp on all the "goodies"! (For reference, I used about 1 1/2 heads romaine, 1 can black beans, 1 1/2 cups corn, 2 big handfuls cherry tomatoes, 1 large bell pepper, 6 green onions.)

Chop romaine, dice pepper, green onion and tomato.
Put all ingredients in a large bowl and lightly toss to combine.
Add dressing to taste.

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1 comment:

  1. Hey lady! Glad to have found your blog :) I have my own corner of the interwebs too!!