Southwestern Chicken Dinner Salad With Chipotle Lime Ranch Dressing
A cool, refreshing dinner salad for those hot summer evenings when you don't feel like heating up your kitchen. The flavor is kicked up with a spicy chipotle lime ranch dressing.
Servings Prep Time
2 20minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 20minutes
Ingredients
The Southwestern Salad
  • 1bag salad blend of your choice
  • 1/2cup red onion
  • 1/2cup bell peppers (any color), seeded and diced
  • 1/4cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/4cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 grilled chicken breasts(or cooked, diced chicken)
The Chipotle Lime Ranch Dressing
  • 1cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2cup sour cream
  • 1/4cup buttermilk
  • 1teaspoon onion powder
  • 1teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers packed in adobo
  • 2cloves garlic
  • 2-3dashes hot sauce(or to taste, I used Cholula Lime)
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
Assemble The Southwestern Salad
  1. Lay about 2 cups of salad blend in each of 2 large bowls. Divide remaining salad ingredients into each bowl. Top with chicken.
Blend The Chipotle Lime Ranch Dressing
  1. Add all ingredients to food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust salt and hot sauce to taste.