Southwest Salad

This Southwest Salad recipe is full of color and filled with your favorite Southwest flavors to make a crisp and fresh summer salad!

I love this salad because it is so colorful and full of many flavors! If you’re looking for more salads like this then you have to check out my Orzo Arugula Salad, Honey Mustard Chicken Salad, and Apple Harvest Salad!

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A flavor packed salad

Growing up, I was never a fan of salads. A lot of the time the salads we had were just lettuce and tomatoes mixed together with dressing and that was it. Anyone else have boring salads like that before? Don’t get me wrong, they’re great as a side or right before dinner but as a meal, there just wasn’t enough to keep me full. Well, this Southwestern salad is the complete opposite. It is filled with so many colors and flavors you can eat it as a meal and be full until the next meal.

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How to Make Southwest Salad

Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts see the recipe card below.

Southwest Salad Dressings

In a large bowl add in the lettuce and all the salad ingredients on top of the lettuce.

Southwestern Salad Dressing

Drizzle your preferred dressing on top and toss together.

Finally, serve and enjoy!

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What Dressing Should I Use?

One great thing about this Southwest Salad recipe is that it pairs well with most dressings.

My favorite dressing to serve with this salad is my Avocado Dressing. It is thick and creamy and makes the perfect topping for this flavor filled dish.

Another great option for dressing is my Healthy Green Goddess Dressing which is packed with nutrients and flavors to make a great option for this salad.

Recipe Variations

Adding a Protein

One thing I would recommend adding to this dish is a protein. Whether its a grilled chicken breast, shrimp, or even tofu, all would be a great addition to this salad!

Spice it up

You can never go wrong adding a little spice to your salad, especially with it being a Southwestern Salad. If you want more of a kick to this dish I would recommending spicing up some jalapenos and adding them in, or even adding some hot sauce and tossing together!

Other recommended additions

Cheese

Because cheese ALWAYS makes a salad taste better.

Something Crunchy

Although this recipe uses crisp lettuce it really could use another crunchy element. I would recommend adding in some croutons, nuts, or even tortilla strips for that extra crunch.

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StorING THIS SOUTHWEST SALAD

You can STORE this recipe in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-5 days. Be sure when storing it you do so without dressings on it otherwise your fresh crisp salad will become soggy.

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This Southwest Salad recipe is full of color and filled with your favorite Southwest flavors to make a crisp and fresh summer salad!

Southwest Salad Recipe

This Southwest Salad recipe is full of color and filled with your favorite Southwest flavors to make a crisp and fresh summer salad!
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Course: Salad, Salads & Sides
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Andrea
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Ingredients

  • 1 head of lettuce - chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper - diced
  • 1 can black beans - drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn - drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup red onion - diced
  • 1/4 cup scallion - chopped
  • 1 avocado - diced
  • 3/4 cup tomato - diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
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Instructions

  • In a large bowl add in the lettuce and all the salad ingredients.
  • Drizzle your preferred dressing on top and toss together.
  • Finally, serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 836mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2048IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg

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