May 21, 2012

Tuesdays At The Table - Southwestern Salad & Avocado Lime Dressing

Happy Tuesday, and Happy International Vegetarian Week! I always feel like I forget to let you all know about these food-based "holidays", so I'm glad I remembered this one.  :-)
I was going to do a post about crockpot pot roast...but I see the irony in doing that directly after pointing out that it's vegetarian week.  So we'll come back to that at a later date!  This time, let's go with a nice crunchy salad!

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Southwestern Salad & Avocado Lime Dressing

2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 ½ cups cooked pinto beans or 1 15-oz. can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup grape tomatoes, rough chopped
½ cup fresh or frozen (thawed) corn kernels
¼ cup chopped green onions
2 Tbs. chopped cilantro
1 ripe avocado
¾ cups prepared (not chunky) salsa
½ cup sour cream
3 Tbs. lime juice
Tabasco sauce, optional
⅓ cup crushed corn tortilla chips (about 20 chips), optional

Combine lettuce, beans, tomatoes, and corn in clear glass bowl. Sprinkle green onions and cilantro on top.

Mash avocado in separate bowl, and whisk in salsa, sour cream, and lime juice. Season with hot sauce (if using), and salt & pepper, if desired. Pour dressing over salad, toss well, and top with crushed corn chips.

What's cooking in your kitchen?

8 comments:

  1. Sounds refreshing!
    Nola's Mom

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  2. I'm pretty sure that I could eat this each and every day. Yum!

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  3. Thanks for hosting! I'm bring some Pizza Puffs to the party. :)

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  4. Hi Cole,
    I would just love that Salad, it looks delicious. Thanks for hosting and hope you have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  5. Avocado lime dressing sounds pretty good right about now. Or any time. Saw the pic of your new pup. Cute! Thank you for hosting.

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  6. I'll post a roast for you! LOL I once saw a bumper sticker that said "Vegetarian is Native American for 'Lousy Hunter'"
    ;-)

    I've linked up two this week:
    1. Crock Pot Venison Roast
    2. Buttered Lentils and other Lentil Recipes (cheap!!)
    Thanks for hosting!!

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  7. Hi thanks for hosting! Do you do things in a hurry? Me too! Today I shared my quick and easy ever-adaptable bean salad recipe – Bean Salad…in a hurry!

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  8. i posted kombucha!! http://gutsyhealth.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/kombucha/

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