Thursday, June 28, 2007

On My Hearth: Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad


I purchased a version of this salad at the grocery store yesterday, it was delicious! Now I have a craving for more and knew that I could find the right recipe from Cooking Light. This one has the addition of chicken, will probably serve that on the side so that my vegetarians can enjoy this meal as well.

Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad


The creamy dressing mellows the heat from the chiles. Add a spoonful of adobo sauce for a spicier salad. Kidney or pinto beans also taste great in this dish. Total time: 34 minutes.


Dressing:
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2/3 cup light sour cream
1 tablespoon minced chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt

Salad:
4 cups shredded romaine lettuce
2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup diced peeled avocado
1/3 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (8 3/4-ounce) can no-salt-added whole-kernel corn, rinsed and drained

To prepare dressing, combine first 7 ingredients, stirring well.

To prepare salad, combine lettuce and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.


Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 1/2 cups)

CALORIES 249 (30% from fat); FAT 8.2g (sat 2.8g,mono 2.9g,poly 0.7g); PROTEIN 23.3g; CHOLESTEROL 50mg; CALCIUM 106mg; SODIUM 650mg; FIBER 7g; IRON 2.2mg; CARBOHYDRATE 25.1g

Cooking Light, AUGUST 2006

2 comments:

LadyTerri said...

Simply yummy I am going to have to try this! :)

Rapunzel said...

LadyTerri, it was really delicious! I had one serving left which I am saving for lunch today. Hopefully the kids didn't find it on their late night snack rampage! ;)