Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Southwest 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!

Southwest 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 chopped green onion
1/3 cup sliced pickled jalapenos
2 -3 cups corn or tortilla chips
1/4 cup light jalapeno ranch 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 dressing over the salad.  Serve with sour cream and additional jalapenos if desired. Enjoy!


  1. I love eating salads during the summer. It's filling and without being too heavy, which is always a plus in hot weather:-)

  2. Hi Bridget, hope to see this and any other Pot LUck dishes you would like to share over at Food on Friday: June. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  3. Your Southwest Chopped Salad will be perfect for a hot summers day! Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen


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