Southwestern salad

So I made this GORGEOUS salad last night.... but I forgot to take a picture for all of you! I wanted to share my recipe for it- it is a great summer dinner. Nice and light, but still filling and it won't heat up your kitchen! (this is for 4-6 people)

Here's what you need:
1-2 lbs. of chicken (depending on how much you want)
1 or 2 Small tomatoes diced (you can use canned diced ones too!)
2 slices of Red onion chopped
1/2 Large red bell pepper
3/4 c Cesar dressing
1/4 c Thousand Island dressing
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 Tbs Spicy brown mustard
2 Tsp Lime Juice
2 Tsp Crushed red pepper
1 1/2 Tsp Chopped Cilantro


I first cut up some chicken and fry it in some olive oil- I do this in the morning so that I won't have to mess with it later- you can also make extra for sandwiches or other salads over the next few days!

Next I chop and mix together in a bowl with canned corn:
1 or 2 Small tomatoes diced
2 slices of Red onion chopped
1/2 Large red bell pepper

To make the dressing mix together:
3/4 c Cesar dressing
1/4 c Thousand Island dressing
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 Tbs Spicy brown mustard
2 Tsp Lime Juice
2 Tsp Crushed red pepper (If you like things REALLY hot- add more. Not too hot just spicy!)
1 1/2 Tsp Chopped Cilantro

All of this can be done ahead of time in the morning (except the tomato) in case you are going to have a busy night!

Lay out your washed salad on the plate and drizzle enough dressing for you all over salad and top with a bit of cheddar cheese. Then using a spoon sprinkle as much of the corn mix as you'd like; and top with chicken! It's so easy, tastes SO incredibly good, and looks beautiful enough to serve to guests all on it's own!

I hope you enjoy this salad!

9 comments:

Martha said...

Sounds delish!! I need to post my Chinese Chicken Salad recipe which is also very yummy. Thank you! I grew in NJ until I was 11, love the Jersey Shore.

Debbie said...

That does sound wonderful! Thanks.

autumn2177 said...

Good times! You'll need to make it for me sometime!

Noah's Mommy said...

sounds amazing....I love me some salad

Lanie said...

YUM! Can't wait to try this one!

Superjaxster said...

Saw this at SITS and had to come check it out. Sounds super yummy!

kestrel said...

We are not great salad eaters here but I do eat salads for healthier life style. So I will give yours a try though the dressing mix sounds complex, my usual is french or Italian dressing from the bottle!! OK i will make the effort and really follow your recipe though i will have to go into Google and see what a cilantro looks like.

Mariel said...

That sounds so good, I love salad! Thanks for the recipe. Just stumbled upon your blog.

Mariel
www.oneshetwoshe.com

Lanie said...

I linked to this in my Friday Favorites!