This southwest salad allows you to enjoy your favorite Mexican flavors in a veggie-packed salad that's perfect for lunch or dinner. Not only will this salad satisfy your hunger, it will leave you feeling light. Save half the dressing for another salad tomorrow and serve today’s portion on the side to limit fat and calories so you can make the most of how hard you've been working out!
Southwest Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
1/4 cup finely minced cilantro
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1/4 cup low sodium canned black beans, rinsed and drained
4 grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup corn, thawed if frozen
1/4 avocado, sliced
1 scallion, thinly sliced, white and light green part only
1. In a small bowl, whisk together cilantro, lime juice, cumin, and chili powder. Continue whisking and slowly stream in olive oil until the dressing thickens. Set aside.
2. Layer remaining ingredients in a large plate or bowl. Serve dressing on the side for dipping or pour desired amount over the top.
3. To get even more protein, add grilled chicken breast or pumpkin seeds.