Betty's Southwestern Chopped Salad

Betty demonstrates how to make Southwestern Chopped Salad. This is a healthy salad with chopped lettuce, black beans, whole kernel corn, cherry tomatoes, green onions, and orange bell peppers, tossed with an avocado-cilantro salad dressing.

Ingredients

Iceberg lettuce head 1/2 (chopped into 1
Black beans 15 Ounce , drained, rinsed
Whole kernel corn 2 Cup (32 tbs) (fresh or frozen and thawed)
Cherry tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Orange bell pepper 1 Large (cut in half
Green onions 5 , chopped finely
For dressing
Coarsely chopped fresh cilantro 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Avocado 1/2 , peeled (seeded and coarsely chopped)
Lime juice 2 Tablespoon
Garlic cloves 2 , minced
Olive oil 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
White wine vinegar 1/2 Tablespoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon

Directions

Making

Place prepared lettuce, black beans, corn, tomatoes, bell pepper, and green onion in a large bowl.

Toss lightly and set aside.

For the salad dressing, place cilantro, avocado, lime juice, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and salt in a blender.

Blend until smooth. Pour dressing over top of salad.

Serving

Toss gently and serve into a nice salad bowl or plate.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy