This healthy, super-fast salad recipe swaps out romaine for kale, giving you more than 10 times the vitamin C. Easy flavor hacks like store-bought ranch and pickled jalapeños help make a creamy, tangy and spicy dressing you'll want to drizzle on everything from salad to sliced veggies and shredded poached chicken.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2018


Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine avocado, ranch dressing, jalapeños, vinegar and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until smooth.

  • Toss kale, chicken, tortilla chips, beans, mango, cheese and onion with the avocado mixture in a large bowl. Serve with lime wedges and crushed red pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

429 calories; protein 29.7g 60% DV; carbohydrates 27.1g 9% DV; dietary fiber 8.4g 34% DV; sugars 7.3g; fat 23.2g 36% DV; saturated fat 4.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 71.7mg 24% DV; vitamin a iu 3621.7IU 72% DV; vitamin c 53mg 88% DV; folate 8.4mcg 2% DV; calcium 152.9mg 15% DV; iron 2.7mg 15% DV; magnesium 62.1mg 22% DV; potassium 818mg 23% DV; sodium 406.9mg 16% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
I lightly steamed the kale for a minute or two for easy chewing/digestion and the texture came out perfect for this recipe. I also used a regular de-seeded jalapeño as opposed to pickled for the dressing and that came out delicious as well. I crumbled tortilla chips on top. This was an easy way to introduce a new delicious recipe into our rotation! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I loved it! Filling and so nutritious. I live by myself so I make this ahead of time for the week. I combine the beans onion and mango in one container to make it easier to store in the fridge. The chicken gets its own container. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Took some tips from 2 previous reviewers and used fresh Jalapeno for the dressing also combined the mango onions and beans in a container added some fresh Cilantro to the mix and chilled it in the fridge for about an hour - perfect for my taste! I also used sweet potato tortilla chips. This salad is so filling and tasty. I may try it without the chicken next time. Read More