I love salads with southwest flavors and creamy, spicy dressing – Southwest Salad, BBQ Chicken Salad, Tostadas – if they’re on the menu there’s a good shot I’m ordering it. Of course, they’re usually also covered in cheese and that creamy dressing is probably loaded with calories. This healthy salad is the answer: simple, refreshing ingredients that are as pretty to look at as they are delicious.
Add more or less chipotle depending on your love of and tolerance for the heat.
- 1 head romaine, rinsed, dried, and outer leaves removed
- 1 c canned no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 c frozen corn
- 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1 c grape tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 c red onion, diced
- 1/4 c cilantro, chopped
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 chipotle pepper, or to taste
- 1/4 c olive oil
- 1 tbs red wine vinegar
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 tsp sugar
- salt and pepper, to taste
Combine dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients. Serve with dressing on the side.
Calories 398 / Total Fat 25.5g / Saturated Fat 4.5g / Trans Fat 0.0g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 13mg / Potassium 654mg / Total Carbohydrates 35.8g / Dietary Fiber 10.8g / Sugars 6.8g / Protein 7.4g
Weight Watchers Points: 9 / PointsPlus: 10