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Southwest Salad

This Southwest Salad is easy to make with simple ingredients that you already have in your pantry. A keeper that the whole family will come back to often, even the pickiest kids. It is a great great 10 minute meal which is easy but yet impressive and naturally vegan.

Southwest Salad in a large bowl.

If you have been reading my recipes for a while, you know that I have made a number of dishes with Southwest flavors.

I’m thinking of recipes like my Southwest Potato Casserole, the Southwest Quinoa Taco Salad or my Southwest Pasta Salad with Spicy Garlic Dressing.

These all are tasty, budget friendly, and delicious.

Closeup view showing the lettuce, tomatoes, corn and black beans.

Also this new recipe for a Southwest Salad will hit everyone’s taste. It is so easy to make, budget friendly, hearty, satisfying, filling and versatile.

This vegan salad is a keeper even for potlucks, quick lunches, meal prep and so much more.

If you’re looking for more salad recipes like this Thai Noodle Salad or my Hummus Potato Salad, use the search bar and keep your craving going.

Avocados are a great extra for this easy salad.

What’s in this Southwest Dressing

  • Catalina dressing
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin

Enjoy the Southwest Salad as a quick and easy lunch or dinner.

What you need for this Southwest Salad

  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Avocado
  • Catalina dressing
  • Cumin + chili powder

Works as a side or main dish.

How to make Southwest Salad

Combine the prepared Catalina dressing with cumin and chili powder in a small bowl, then set aside.

In a large bowl mix lettuce with black beans, tomatoes, corn, and avocado. Season with an extra pinch of salt and pepper to your taste.

Next give the dressing over it and enjoy. Serve on plates or in bowls.

Step by step guide how to make a Southwest Salad.

It makes such an amazing salad that you can enjoy any time which is so fast, easy weeknight meals.

Extra tips

Meal prep: start with a little bit of southwest dressing, toss and just before serving give the rest over it. Flavors will more tasty like this.

Easy, fast and great for meal prep: this Southwest Salad is a keeper for dinner, lunch, potlucks and so much more, mix in the best dressing you've ever tried and it is naturally vegan. #vegan #dairyfree #vegetarian #glutenfree #dinner #lunch #mealprep #contentednesscooking #southwestsalad #southwestdressing

If you try this Southwest Salad tag me on Instagram or Facebook.

As always, I love seeing all your remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

Works as a side or main dish.

Southwest Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Southwest Salad is easy to make with simple ingredients that you already have in your pantry. A keeper that the whole family will come back to often, even the pickiest kids. It is a great great 10 minute meal which is easy but yet impressive and naturally vegan.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups lettuce mix
  • 1 tomato, cubed
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 15 oz black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup corn, drained

Southwest Dressing

Instructions

  1. Combine the prepared Catalina dressing with cumin and chili powder in a small bowl, then set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix lettuce with black beans, tomatoes, corn, and avocado. Season with an extra pinch of salt and pepper to your taste.
  3. Next give the dressing over it and enjoy. Serve on plates or in bowls.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 22.3gSaturated Fat: 2.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18.9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 136mgCarbohydrates: 46.9gFiber: 14.6gSugar: 12.2gProtein: 12g

Jennifer

Saturday 12th of September 2020

I’ve purchased all the ingredients, but I don’t see the measurements for the chili powder or the cumin. I’m going to guess at what I need to use from what I see in Renee’s comment.

Florian

Saturday 12th of September 2020

Hi Jennifer! Feel free to use 1 tbs cumin and 1/2 tsp chili powder, but feel free to just according to your own preferences. You can add more or less. Hope that helps.

Washins

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

FANTASTIC! I left the black beans off as I served it with black bean soup. the Catalina dressing is out of this world! Both of these are a keeper!

Renee

Tuesday 1st of September 2020

In you ingredient list it calls for 1/2 Tsp. Chili cumin+ 1 Tbs. cumin. Is the 1/2 tsp. Chili cumin supposed to be 1/2 tsp. Chili powder or 1/2 tsp. Cumin? How much chili powder?

Florian

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

Thanks for making and sharing it! Glad it turned so amazing. I hope you'll find lots of more recipes to try.

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