What makes The Best Southwest Salad the best? It checks all the boxes. Delicious, check! Healthy, check! Satisfying, check! Allergen-friendly, check! Easy to prepare, check! This tasty salad is vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free and nut-free.
This recipe presumes two servings, however, I've eaten the entire salad as a filling and satisfying dinner. Don't be shy with the leafy greens—load up!
Make it TexMex night by pairing this beautiful salad with Jalapeño Poppers.
The Best Southwest Salad 8 key ingredients:
- Mixed baby salad greens
- Black beans, cooked or canned (drained and rinsed)
- Sweet bell pepper
- Purple cabbage
- Corn tortilla
- 5 Minute Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing
Other wonderful toppings and additions to this salad
How to make this salad
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Slice corn tortilla into ½-inch strips. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes until crispy. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature.
Put salad greens into the large mixing bowl. Carefully toss greens with southwest salad dressing.
Serve dressed salad greens in large bowl(s), and top with beans, chopped sweet bell pepper, corn, tomatoes, purple cabbage and corn tortilla strips. Enjoy!
Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for a day. If you're meal prepping this, keep salad dressing separate for storage for up to 3 days. Or consider checking out this Southwest Salad in a Jar—developed specifically for meal prep.
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