👉 Texas Chopped Southwest Salad


Texas Chopped Southwest Salad



  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 package taco seasoning


  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained (or fresh corn kernels)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  • Grilled chicken, sliced or diced
  • Tortilla chips, crushed
  • 1 avocado, diced


  1. Prepare the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, mix together the ranch dressing and taco seasoning until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Assemble the Salad:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped romaine lettuce, black beans, corn, cilantro, diced tomatoes, diced cucumber, and shredded cheese. Toss gently to mix.
  3. Add Grilled Chicken (Optional):
    • If desired, add grilled chicken slices or diced grilled chicken to the salad mixture. Toss gently to combine.
  4. Drizzle with Dressing:
    • Pour the prepared ranch and taco seasoning dressing over the salad mixture. Toss well to evenly coat the salad with the dressing.
  5. Serve:
    • Transfer the salad to serving plates or bowls.
    • Squeeze fresh lime wedges over the salad for a refreshing citrus flavor.
  6. Optional Toppings:
    • Sprinkle crushed tortilla chips over the salad for added crunch.
    • Top with diced avocado for extra creaminess and flavor.
  7. Enjoy!
    • Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious Texas Chopped Southwest Salad!

This salad is perfect for a hearty and satisfying meal, packed with vibrant flavors and textures. Adjust the ingredients according to your preferences and enjoy a taste of the Southwest!

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