Southwest Chopped Salad (Healthy!)

Southwest Chopped Salad (Healthy!) created by Pam-I-Am

This is a very good salad--nice to have the southwest flavor and still have the healthy benefits. Only 2 tsp olive oil!

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  • If using fresh corn, either grill the corn on an outdoor grill, roast in the oven or cook briefly in boiling water.
  • Slice the kernels from the cobs.
  • (If using frozen corn, thaw it under cool running water.) In a large bowl, combine corn, bell peppers, jícama, if you decide to use it, and black beans.
  • In a small bowl, stir together lime juice, mirin, olive oil, chipotles, cilantro, cumin and salt.
  • Pour over the vegetables and toss to mix.
  • Chill for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  • Garnish with a few cilantro leaves before serving.
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  1. Garlic Chick
    Fabulous! I made this last week with a few adjustments because I wanted enough salad as a meal for two. I used frozen corn I found at Trader Joe's that's already roasted. I also added a couple of cut up fresh tomatoes to the salad portion and made the dressing in the Cuisinart - since I had so much salad I doubled the dressing - and added 2 teaspoons of sugar to bring out the flavors a bit more than the mirin alone. I cut up a head of romaine lettuce as the bed of my salads and barbecued a flap steak then cut it really thin. I poured the dressed salad over my lettuce, topped with the flap steak and a bit of queso fresco (crumbly Mexican cheese). Oh boy, restaurant worthy! I will do this excellent dinner salad again and thanks so much for posting it, spatchcock.
  2. JeeperAmy
    So good and so easy!
  3. Prose
    This is really good and easy. I used canned corn instead of frozen. I would definitely not leave out the jicama, if you can find it, because it really adds great texture to the salad. It is great on a bed of salad greens with a side of corn cakes. I will definitely make this again.
  4. CASunshine
    Really great salad that I chopped extra small and used for a tortilla chip dip. Made as directed with frozen corn. Very tasty & just spicy enough! Thanks!
  5. Pam-I-Am
    Southwest Chopped Salad (Healthy!) Created by Pam-I-Am

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