Southwestern Salad

• 13 April 2007

This is pretty much a taco salad but "Southwestern" sounds more sophisticated for some reason so we're going to go with that description instead. My sister Cher gave me this recipe...Cher who gave it to you--someone out there in MD? Anyway, I made it the other night and for the first time in her life (at least to my knowledge) E. asked that I make it again. Excuse me, what was that? You not only ate what I prepared you but asked for it again? Gasp. Good thing it's the perfect salad for summer (very yummy and very fresh) because I'm sure as heck going to make that one again. I love it with lots of avocado.


1/3 c. chopped cilantro
1/2 c. fresh-squeezed lime juice (not the lime concentrate in the green plastic lime-shaped bottles)
1/2 c. olive oil
1/2 c. sour cream
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Combine all of the above ingredients in a blender.

The remaining ingredients can be adjusted according to your liking. I like to use:

Romaine lettuce
Garden tomatoes
Roasted Peppers
Black or Kidney beans (drained)
Green onions
Cheese--either Mexican blend or Colby
Canned corn with peppers
Black olives
Avocado slices (lots!)
Blue corn tortilla chips
Shredded chicken (if you want to go vegetarian, forgo this last ingredient)



Abby said...
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Debbie said...

I love that this taco salad has chicken instead of ground turkey. Thanks I will be trying this one!

Anonymous said...

I followed the dressing recipe exactly, but it was inedible. : (

1/2 cup of lime juice is way too much. Perhaps a typo?

stephmodo said...

Hi Anon, I'm not sure what to tell you here! I've heard nothing but great things from people about this dressing and yes, it has 1/2 cup of lime juice. Just make sure it's fresh-squeezed lime juice and not from the little lime plastic bottle often found in produce sections. Those are concentrated and have a different flavor than the juice from fresh limes.

Portland Sunshine said...

going to give this a try ce soir. thanks steph! xo

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