Cooking On A Budget: Southwest Salad with Chipotle Dressing

Friday, June 27, 2014

Southwest Salad with Chipotle Dressing

Southwest Salad with Chipotle Dressing ~ a snappy and delicious summer salad with bold flavor and great textures.

The other day I had this fabulous Southwest Salad from a small restaurant in our area. I loved it so much that I recreated Southwest Salad with Chipotle Dressing for a light summer supper. This whole dish comes together so quickly and is super if you don't have lots of time to spend in the kitchen.

For the Chipotle Dressing:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. granulated garlic
  • pinch of salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. half and half
The Salad:
1 or 2 heads Romaine Lettuce (I used hearts of Romaine)
grape tomatoes split in half (or cherry tomatoes)
black beans - drained and rinsed
shredded cheese - Monterey Jack, Cheddar or Mexican blend
tortilla chips
  1. You can make this salad on a large platter or make individual portions and let everyone choose how much of the ingredients to add to the salad.
  2. When the salad is assembled, drizzle on the dressing and enjoy.

You could totally have this as a light summer meal or serve this as a side to your favorite Mexican style dinner.

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