Mexican Dinner Salad

Mexican Dinner Salad
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This is a great salad for summer and you can play with the ingredients as suits you.
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
  • Head of Lettuce
  • 2 Haas Avocados
  • 2 Ripe Sweet Tomatoes (on the vine) or 1 carton of grape tomatoes
  • 1 Medium Onion sliced in paper thin rings
  • ½ cup Queso Fresco Crumbled
  • ½ cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 cups Beans or 1 can -- black, red or kidney beans are all fine and feel free to season to taste
  • 1 grilled chicken breast (may be prepared ahead -- pound breast thin and grill with olive oil and a little salt and pepper) cut into strips
  • 1 tsp hot sauce or sliced jalepeños depending on heat desired
  • 1 dollup of light (not non-fat, no taste) sour cream
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of ½ lime
  1. Layer salad as follows:
  2. st lettuce shredded
  3. sprinkle with tomatoes then onions
  4. arrange thin slices of avocado around the edge of platter
  5. sprinkle both cheeses
  6. place beans in center
  7. add grilled chicken (location your choice)
  8. dot salad with hot sauce or sprinkle jalapeños
  9. place a hearty dollup of sour cream in middle of beasn
  10. drizzle olive oil and squeeze lime
play with ingredients like: corn kernals sweet pepper other grilled protiens: tofu, fish, shrimp, etc. serve with bread or mini cheese quesadillas


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