By Lainey6605 on October 21, 2007
Photo by ScrappieDoo
Photo by ScrappieDoo
"Unfortunately, McDonald's has phased out its Southwest Salad. However, I don't have to live without it thanks to this recipe. This is supposed to be an exact replica of it for you to make at home. Feel free to take it to work in a plastic container and make your co-workers jealous. The points value for Weight Watchers is 7 points. I got this recipe from an email from the Hungry Girl web site. That's what the "HG" stands for! Enjoy! (Note: The source for this recipe cited different nutritional info than here at zaar: 350 calories, 4g fat, 720mg sodium, 39g carbs, 6g fiber, 15g sugars, 43g protein Points value 7* This is for the entire recipe, with dressing). UPDATE 4/1/08: This limited edition, seasonal salad is back! Find the super salad (which is packed with corn, black beans, tortilla strips and more) at McD's NOW thru the summer."
Serving Size: 1 (368 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I loved this salad... It was soo good.. Have course it wasn't the same as the McDonalds version but still tasty non the less.."
"I left out the chicken and this was still a great salad. I ended up using fresh corn off the cob, and bell peppers. I used sun chips and a few more than called for. Thanks! Made for Please Review My Recipe game."
"EXCELLENT! I brought this over to a neighbor's house for dinner tonight and they all loved it and asked for the recipe. The dressing is amazing! I omitted the chicken and just made the salad and dressing. I also used lowfat greek yogurt instead of the sour cream. Delicious!"
"Fantastic! I kind of ad-libbed this recipe because of what I had on hand. Chopped up some cooked chicken and stirred into the marinade, then nuked it till warm. I didn't have the ingredients for the dressing, so I used honey mustard dressing and it was REALLY good! Very close to the real thing!"
"What a wonder ful salad! I must say I LOVE LOVE LOVE the marindade! I've made this several times now and I like to add more tomatos and corn but didnt change anything else. A teriffic add to my recipes"
"This tastes just like the ones at McDonald's if not better. Just love the dressing for this. A great spring/summertime salad."
"This is an excellent salad! I never did try the McDonald's one so I can't compare. This is full of the good southwest taste. I really enjoyed the touch of sweetness caused by the honey mustard marinade. I did use red kidney beans cuz that's what I had on hand. I also used baked Tosititos scoops instead of the Doritos, again what I had on hand. This was so good and low in points. Made for a tasty lunch. This is a keeper. Thanks Lainey6605 for posting."
"Great salad! I made this for myself and a coworker for lunch today and we both loved it! Neither of us really like honey mustard but the marinade was a wonderful addition, very light and fresh tasting. We both agreed that some sliced jalapenos, olives and avocado would be great too. Thanks for sharing this easy, tasty salad, Lainey!"
"I am just sitting down and devouring this wonderful salad with a diet soda. It has been the usual busy Monday on the farm. A fence needed to be fixed and the usual workings had begun. I am so glad I had this tasty salad to devour and relax with my feet up for a spec. Yesterday~I roasted a turkey, (it's so darn cheap now at 39 cents a pound) and used the turkey breast to mix with the marinade, instead of chicken. It went together easily and quickly, put it aside until today. Even if this is all we had to eat, the marinade and turkey (or chicken) by itself is delicious! I had corn on the cob frozen from the summer months so I took the corn from the cob and mixed it with black beans and some red onion until warmed, adding a bit of salt and cumin to this mixture too. Again, totally yummy if this was all you ate too! I put together the salad from there, added some peppers, fresh tomatoes, cheddar cheese and some homemade tortilla's that I had cooked on top. I also had made some extra of Lainey's Recipe #261991, and added the rest of the dressing ingredients, (added a bit more chili powder and with a couple hits of red pepper flakes) and generously poured the dressing right on top of the delightful, delicious, stupendous McSalad. With no McDee's nearby I just was beyond myself with a wonderful taste sensation. I also put this in little containers (3) for Dennis to take to work, and he put it together there. Yummy is what we both said. Thanks for a great recipe Lainey, you are the McSalad Queen!"
"Lainey this salad was fantastic. Just like McD's salad! I didn't use the fat-free where indicated only because I had the regular cheddar cheese, ranch and sour cream. I love salads so this is going to be my new lunch for awhile. Thanks for posting."