Southwest Summer Salad

Southwest Summer Salad Recipe

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A delicious lunch or light entree salad -- full of southwest flavors.


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20 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 3 c
    cooked rice, chilled (may substitute brown)
  • 2 c
    diced red/yellow/or orange bell peppers
  • 1 can(s)
    15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1
    tomato, chopped
  • 1 c
    diced jicama
  • 1 c
    diced cooked chicken or turkey breast
  • 3/4 c
    sliced green onions
  • 1/4 c
    chopped cilantro
  • 1 c
    thick and chunky salsa
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 8 large
    romaine lettuce leaves
  • ·
    lime wedges for garnish

How to Make Southwest Summer Salad


  1. Combine rice, bell peppers, beans, tomato, jicama, chicken, green onions and cilantro in a large bowl; mix well.
  2. Combine salsa, lime juice, oil and salt in a small bowl. Add to salad, toss well.
  3. Salad may be served immediately or covered and chilled up to 8 hours before serving.

    Serve salad over lettuce leaves with lime wedges if desired.

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About Southwest Summer Salad

Course/Dish: Chicken Salads
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic Low Fat Dairy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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