Southwestern Cobb Salad
2 heads of romaine, (tough ribs removed) sliced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 chopped tomato
1 diced red pepper
1 1/2 cups diced grilled chicken
1 avocado, diced
1/2 small red onion, diced
5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Arrange ingredients on a large platter, in rows, I like the diagonal look. Top with crisp tortilla strips. Serve with
1 small can whole green chiles, drained and chopped
2/3 cup sour cream, low fat
2/3 cup mayo
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, our new favorite is Cholula--they sell larger bottles at Costco!
Mix ingredients in a food processor or an immersion blender until blended. Cover and chill.
If you want to really speed preparations use--
--a rotisserie chicken or precooked chicken tenders
--precooked bacon or bacon bits
--bottled salad dressing, Litehouse has some fun flavors
--some produce departments have diced onion, celery, peppers etc.
--these options save time but often cost more money (funny how that works)
Another yummy Cobb salad includes shrimp, celery, cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, boiled eggs and Thousand Island Dressing.
How about a Greek inspired Cobb salad with feta cheese, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, red onion, romaine, English cucumber, grilled chicken. So many possibilities.
Make a Cobb salad today--your way!
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