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This salad is adapted from Jess over at How Sweet…you really can’t find a gross recipe on there. Even this one, a healthy one, is super delicious.
I think the best part of this salad is the corn and black beans. I’m really not a fan of the mostly lettuce salads…they’re just too..green. Sorry salad, but as Kermit would say, it’s not easy being green.
The corn and beans and chicken just really turn this salad from a side to a meal. It’s a meal you can enjoy eating for dinner (or lunch) and feel good about. Heck, I even looked forward to having the leftovers the next day!!
Make it! It’s super easy, healthy, and tasty. 3 rare words in one sentence.
Southwest Chicken Salad
(based off of How Sweet’s)
3 c. lettuce, chopped
4-5 oz. grilled chicken
a heaping 1/4 c. black beans, washed and drained
a heaping 1/4 c. sweet corn
about 1/4 c. shredded cheese (I used the taco kind, YUM)
1 ripe avocado, chopped
2 1/2 T. salsa
1/4 c. cherry tomatoes, chopped
- Combine all salad ingredients together, topping with grilled chicken. Yep, that was pretty easy. Maybe salads aren’t too bad after all?
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