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Monday, September 12, 2016

Taco Southwest Salad Recipe

My husband is the chef in our house. He is always coming up with such innovative dishes in the kitchen. I am not as creative as him. He found this recipe on Facebook and tweaked it (like he always does). It is fantastic! It isn't the easiest recipe to make. I would honestly only make when we are having guests over or just for the Hubby and I every once in a while, but it is SO GOOD. I shared a picture on Instagram and people went crazy, so I thought I would share here. Enjoy!

Southwest Taco Salad Recipe


What You Need
Dressing:
1/2 an avocado
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 Tablespoon lime juice
1/2 cup plain low fat greek yogurt
1/3 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 Tablespoon garlic
1/2 Tablespoon cumin

Salad:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 chicken breast, diced
1/2 packet of taco seasoning
1 head Romaine Lettuce, chopped
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup black beans (we used canned)
1 avocado, diced
1 cup corn (we used canned)
1 cup diced tomatoes
1 cup tortilla strips

What You Do
Directions:
To make the avocado cilantro lime salad dressing, combine all the ingredients for the dressing (avocado, cilantro, lime juice, greek yogurt, water, salt, garlic, and cumin) in a blender or food processor until smooth. Set aside. 

Pour 1 tbsp olive oil into a pan and bring up to medium heat. Add the diced chicken breast and taco seasoning, stirring until all pieces are well-coated with the seasoning. Cook through and set aside.

Assemble your salad with a bed of chopped romaine lettuce on the bottom. Then, lay out each topping (chicken, cheddar jack cheese, black beans, avocado, corn, tomatoes, and tortilla strips) in rows or blend it all together. Top off with the avocado salad dressing and serve immediately. Enjoy!



48 comments:

  1. Oooh this looks AMAZING!!! Can't wait to try it!! I have most of this in my fridge too!! Perrfect!!

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  2. This looks absolutely delicious. I would love to try it.

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  3. Can I just eat the dressing with a spoon? Great salad.
    slehan at juno dot com

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  4. I love making taco salads, especially in the Spring/Summer! This version sounds incredible! I definitely want to try making the avocado cilantro lime salad dressing too! :)

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  5. I can't wait to make this! It looks so healthy and perfect for summer!

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  6. This is the perfect recipe for any taco lover! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This looks delicious...going to try this weekend

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  8. Mexican food is probably my favorite, and this looks so yummy!

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  9. This looks very tasty! My family love taco night here, will have to try your recipe out next meal time.

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  10. I cannot wait to try out your special Southwestern style salad. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

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  11. This looks so delicious and we love salads. It looks so easy to make will have to try it with chicken or steak.

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  12. I can see why people went wild over it, I would love to have this now! You are blessed to have have a husband who likes to make healthy dishes - wow! I'd like to try this!

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  13. One of my favorite dinners! Yours looks wonderful!

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  14. I love taco salads. Looks like this one has everything in it.

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  15. Looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe

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  16. great recipe for the summer. easy to make.

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  17. I love taco salads, i just never had the Southwest style. It looks good, and worth me trying to make.

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  18. This is so beautiful. I will have to try this!

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  19. Looks delicious I want to make it.

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  20. I love making quick Mexican dishes and this looks amazing!

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  21. what a gorgeous looking salad! my hubby would love this for lunch.

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  22. This salad looks delicious. I would love to try making it for my family.

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  23. This salad looks delicious. I would love to make this for my family.

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  24. This looks like something my family would really enjoy, so I'll have to try it soon!

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  25. That looks so good! Perfect for lunch!

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  26. I love this salad recipe and want to make it real soon. I like how delicious it looks and it is very healthy.

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  27. that looks delicious. We love taco salad

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  28. This is full of flavor and looks so delicious! I want a bite!

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  29. That looks so good! We eat tacos often and then make taco salad from leftovers typically. We use ground turkey often but I should change it up next time with chopped chicken breast. :)

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  30. This sounds delicious, especially the dressing. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. This recipe looks and sounds amazing and I can't wait to make it.

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  32. I most definitely would love to try the Taco Southwest Salad Recipe. I think it is a fine plate, of which I am going to try out later in the week.

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  33. I like making salads for dinner. This one is healthy and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. I love salads. This looks awesome.

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  35. I've tasted similar salad recipes, but yours looks great! I think I'll be making this to take to the next potluck.

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  36. I could see myself using that dressing for just about everything, yummy!!!!!!

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  37. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  38. This looks like a great recipe for a friday night, Something easy to make
    for the whole family.

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  39. This looks really yummy. I wish that my husband was more into cooking.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  40. It looks great and one that I want to try in the future

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  41. This recipe looks mouthwatering, It would be so good for watching Football games. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. This looks really good. I love taco salad & it's always fun to try a new recipe.

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Thanks!
♥,
Diana