Thursday, June 26, 2014

Southwest Wedge Salad with Cilantro Ranch Dressing

Here's a southwestern version of the
popular wedge salad. Very colorful!
Spoon on cilantro ranch dressing and
Cilantro Ranch Dressing
scatter with black beans, corn, onions,
chopped tomatoes, and avocado chunks
sprinkled with Mexican blend cheese.
Sprinkle the top with fresh cilantro.
A good salad for a crowd. I cut the usual sized
wedges in half for the buffet that included
roast pork loin with mango salsa and herb
roast chicken with black beans and rice. 
A pot luck with friends.
I even decided to forgo my usual South Florida
footwear for my cowboy boots.

Southwest Wedge Salad
iceberg lettuce
chopped tomatoes
chopped avocado
chopped green (or red)  onion
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can Fiesta corn, drained
1 bag shredded Mexican cheese
chopped fresh cilantro

Cut head lettuce into wedges. Spoon on
Cilantro Ranch Dressing. Scatter on top:
beans, corn, tomatoes, avocado, onions,
shredded cheese and sprinkle top with
 cilantro. Serve extra dressing at the table.

Cilantro Ranch Dressing
1 C mayonnaise
1/2 C sour cream
1/2 C buttermilk
2 T lime juice
1 t garlic powder
1 t salt
1 t sugar
1/2 t pepper
1/2 t chili powder
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
1/4 C chopped fresh cilantro

Whisk together. Store in a jar.

tip: For a great Chopped Salad, just chop the
 lettuce and add the remaining ingredients.
 Add chopped hard boiled eggs, chicken,
or shrimp for a filling entree. Spoon on
dressing and toss. Sprinkle with cheese.

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  1. Sounds yummy...just pinned it for safekeeping.

  2. That looks like a wonderful and healthy salad for the warm weather.
    I do love the boots too.
    Blessings, Catherine

  3. Looks delicious. great idea to include in a buffet spread. visiting from Rattlebridge Farm this morning.
    Have a good day! PS. great boots!

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