Calories

520

Protein

48g

Carbs

53g

Fat

15g

The spicy, jalapeño dressing pairs so well with the mango, pineapple, and peanuts in this flavorful salad. You’ll enjoy this vinaigrette—it’s full of fresh flavor with a little kick. To avoid the high amounts of sodium and saturated fats typically found in store-bought dressings, I made my own spicy dressing to top this sweet salad.

Spicy Southwest Chicken Salad Recipe

Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

0 min

Total Time

10 min

Recipe Type: Mexican

Serving Size: 1 salad

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces grilled chicken, cut into strips
  • 4 cups leafy greens
  • ½ cup cooked black beans
  • ½ cup cooked corn
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup green onions
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons Jalapeno Vinaigrette

Jalapeño Vinaigrette

  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup olive oil

 

Directions

  1. First make the vinaigrette.
  2. Remove the top and seeds from the jalapeño.
  3. Chop the jalapeño coarsely and add to a small bowl or cup.
  4. Add the remaining vinaigrette ingredients and blend with the chop attachment on an immersion
  5. blender until smooth.
  6. Slice grilled chicken into thin strips.
  7. Chop veggies and heat up beans and corn if desired.
  8. Toss with dressing and enjoy!

 

NUTRITIONAL INFO PER SERVING
Calories 520 (140 from fat)
Total fat 15g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 350mg
Carbohydrate 53g (14g dietary fiber, 11g sugar)
Protein 48g

 

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