Thursday, June 26, 2014

Southwestern Chopped Salad

I love having salads for dinner in the summertime. When it's hot and you don't want something too heavy I find that salads make the perfect warm weather meal. This Southwestern Chopped Salad is another favorite of mine. I've made it with both chicken and ground beef and by far the ground beef version is my favorite. It's delicious!

Southwestern Chopped Salad
Serves 8
Cal 225, Carbs 10.7g, Fat 10.6g, Fiber 1.8g, Protein 18.2

1 pound lean ground beef or turkey (I used 93/7)
1 package taco seasoning
1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 cup fat free black beans, rinsed
1.25 cups reduced fat shredded cheddar jack cheese
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1/3 cup sliced pickled jalapenos
2 -3 cups corn or tortilla chips
1/4 cup light catalina dressing 
sour cream, for serving, optional

Cook ground beef until no longer pink. Add taco seasoning and simmer.

Meanwhile add lettuce to a large bowl and add in the cheese, tomatoes, olives, black beans, and green onion and toss well.

Next add the beef/ground turkey to the bowl along with the tortilla chips and toss. Drizzle Catalina dressing over the salad.  Serve with sour cream and jalapenos if desired. Enjoy!


  1. Dear Bridget, I love salads too! This sounds wonderful,comforting and healthy too. Blessings, Catherine

  2. Oh, how I wish I had everything on hand right now to make this! It is definitely going on my new menu though! Thanks for sharing - it looks delicious. Pinning.

  3. This salad looks so good. Pinned!! Thank you.

  4. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)


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