This spicy southwest salad is what dreams are made of! With an easy spicy ranch dressing and avocado, it'll be your new go-to salad at home!
Course: Main Course, Salad
Keyword: Spicy Southwest Salad
Author: Megan Byrd, RD
Cost: $12.96 or $3.24/serving
1limejuiced and zested
Spicy Ranch Dressing
2-3 tbsphot sauce of choiceI used Chipotle Cholula
For the Salad
1headgreen leaf lettucechopped
1canblack beansdrained and rinsed
1red bell peppersliced
cilantro for garnish and lime wedges
In a large bowl or gallon-sized zip lock, combine the chicken marinade ingredients. Add the chicken breasts, and toss until covered in the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours, up to 24 hours.
Spray a grill pan with cooking spray, then heat on medium heat. Once the grill pan is hot, add the chicken breasts, and cook for 5-6 minutes. Flip the chicken breasts and cook on the other side for 5-6 minutes as well. Don't flip the chicken back and forth, as you won't get the perfect grill marks! Once the chicken is cooked, set aside to cool, then slice into thin strips.
While the chicken is cooking, make the southwest ranch dressing. Add the ranch dressing and hot sauce to a small bowl, then stir until combined. Set aside.
Assemble your salads with lettuce, tomatoes, black beans, bell pepper, avocado, corn, red onion, tortilla strips, cilantro, and lime juice. Drizzle with the spicy ranch dressing and eat up!