Southwest Summer Salad

Southwest Summer Salad

Heidi

"I got this wonderful recipe from a friend several years ago. It's a great main dish salad for hot weather. I usually double it for my family so we can eat the leftovers for lunch the next day."
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 509 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 509 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 29.1 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.5g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 25.6 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 662 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. Combine rice, chicken, tomato, cilantro, green onions, and avocado together in a bowl.
  2. Whisk canola oil, lime juice, lime zest, garlic, jalapeno pepper, salt, oregano, cumin, and chili powder together in a bowl; pour over rice mixture and toss to coat. Chill in refrigerator, about 1 hour.
  3. Place lettuce in a serving bowl; top with rice mixture.

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I followed the recipe exact only leaving out the avocado (I am sorry, I just do not like it). I did use BROWN rice and fresh lime juice. This salad was AMAZING. No leftovers, we ate every single...

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Somewhat bland, could use a kick of something. It was okay this hot summer evening but I doubt I'll repeat it for the all the work that went into it.

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I followed the recipe exact only leaving out the avocado (I am sorry, I just do not like it). I did use BROWN rice and fresh lime juice. This salad was AMAZING. No leftovers, we ate every single...

Delicious! I cut down on the oil and added black beans and it was still wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Very tasty, good for a light lunch.

Excellent summertime recipe! Made it following recipe with minor changes. Instead of using plain white rice, I used some leftover Mexican Rice I had on hand, which turned out great and gave it e...

I followed the recipe but added grilled chicken and brown rice to make it even more healthy. The recipe was absolutely delicious. I will be making this for many years to come.

Great recipe! I substituted grilled eggplant for chicken, three in a bit of corn and diced red pepper for color.

Somewhat bland, could use a kick of something. It was okay this hot summer evening but I doubt I'll repeat it for the all the work that went into it.

Tried this recipe this past weekend. I like the recipe because it is very nutritious for you. However, it is a little on the bland side if you make the salad exactly by the recipe. If I make ...

Loved this recipe! Added cucumber and peppers to the lettuce mix. The dressing is so delicious.

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