Southwestern Salad Bar

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Southwestern Salad BarRecipe
Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
We had fun putting together our own salads - this lineup has something for everyone.
8 servings


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1 tablespoon fajita seasoning
2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 4 ears)
5 teaspoons fresh lime juice, divided
2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
2/3 cup chopped red onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (7-ounce) bottle roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
1/2 cup diced peeled avocado
3/4 cup light ranch dressing
1 1/2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
12 cups packaged chopped romaine lettuce
3 cups chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) preshredded reduced-fat Mexican blend or cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups unsalted baked tortilla chips, crumbled (about 2 1/2 ounces)
1 cup bottled sliced peeled mango, chopped
1 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes


Cook the seasoning in a large saucepan over medium heat 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently. Combine fajita seasoning, corn, 1 tablespoon juice, and cilantro in a medium serving bowl.

Combine onion, garlic, beans, and bell pepper in a medium serving bowl. Combine avocado and 2 teaspoons juice in a small serving bowl, tossing gently to coat. Combine dressing and chipotle in a small serving bowl.

Place lettuce in a large serving bowl. Place chicken in a medium serving bowl. Place cheese, chips, mango, green onions, and radishes in individual serving bowls. Arrange the bowls, buffet-style, beginning with lettuce and ending with dressing. For each serving: 1 1/2 cups lettuce, 3/4 cup bean mixture, 1/4 cup corn mixture, about 1/3 cup chicken, 3 tablespoons chips, 3 tablespoons cheese, 2 tablespoons mango, 2 tablespoons onions, 1 tablespoon radishes, 1 tablespoon avocado, and 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing.

Created date

May 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 411
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 12.7 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 4.6 g
Polyfat 4.2 g
Protein 32 g
Carbohydrate 45.9 g
Fiber 11.3 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Iron 3.7 mg
Sodium 822 mg
Calcium 179 mg