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Of all salads, Tex-Mex and Southwestern are my favorites. A meatless salad from Southwest Dairy Farmer's Assoc.
- 8 cups romaine lettuce, chopped (chill your plates)
- 1 medium avocado
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried leaf parsley
- 1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon dill weed
- 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (11 ounce) can Mexican-style corn, drained
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 green onions, thinly sliced
- To prepare the dressing, mash avocado in a mixing bowl then stir in the mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, vinegar, salt and seasonings. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
- To serve, place chopped lettuce in a bowl and add all remaining ingredients; toss lightly. Serve salad with the chilled Avocado Ranch Dressing.