Southwestern Salad with Black Beans

March/April 2011

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Here we top salad greens with black beans, sweet corn and grape tomatoes and bring it all together with a tangy avocado-lime dressing for a Mexican-inspired salad. Try this salad for a take-along lunch. To keep the salad greens from getting soggy, pack the greens, salad toppings and dressing in separate containers and toss them together just before eating.

Southwestern Salad with Black Beans

12 Reviews for Southwestern Salad with Black Beans

Great summer-time salad

made this exactly as recipe said, with the exception that I put less cilantro in as I was doubling the recipe and I only had one bunch. Dressing was delicious. I had Balkan style yogurt in the fridge so that Is what I used so it may have been less thick as other people's.
Saving this recipe as it will become a regular feature. Good for taking to potlucks etc too. Looks pretty, tastes great, and is healthy. What more can you ask for.

easy to put together,delicious tasting, healthy and the family lived it
Filling, but Dressing is Over-Powering

I used an unfamiliar blender when making the dressing, so that might have had something to do with the consistency. That said, "blend until smooth" might have taken me all afternoon. After all, it's basically guacamole. Next time, I will probably toss the greens in it, rather than spooning it on top.
Worse than the thickness was the OVERWHELMING cilantro. It was all I could taste. I like cilantro. But I like beans and greens, too, and I could not taste them through the dressing. Using less dressing and tossing the greens in it might solve this.
This is a very filling salad and a perfect lunch for me with some tweaks to the dressing. I couldn't believe this was only one serving! Three cups of greens is a lot.

Filling, Flavorful, Healthy
Whoa! Yummy!

The avocado dressing for this salad comes out really thick, but it's delicious and mixes with the greens easily. This salad is bright, fresh and filling. What a great lunch!

Salad is good, dressing is GROSS

I read through the reviews before making this salad. Others have mentioned the dressing's taste but I didn't pay too much attention. After making it let me say, it is not good. Yogurt with avocado and lime just came out tasting like weird flavored yogurt. The lime makes the tang of the yogurt more pronounced in a bad way. I chunked it and used ranch dressing instead.

Easy, simple, good

Very good- well received by family. Added a serrano chili to dressing and grilled chicken. Would also think about some Mexican cheese.


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