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Southwest Chicken Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Southwest Chicken Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 8
A creamy cilantro-lime yoghurt dressing makes everything come together in this southwestern chicken salad.
Updated February 24, 2017

Ingredients

Salad

  • 5 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (11 oz) whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions

Dressing

  • 1/3 cup olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped (1 teaspoon)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Mountain High™ whole milk plain yoghurt

Steps

  • 1
    In large bowl, mix Salad ingredients.
  • 2
    In blender, place olive oil, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and salt. Cover and blend on high speed until smooth. If necessary, stop blender and scrape down mixture. Transfer to small bowl; beat in yoghurt with whisk until smooth.
  • 3
    Before serving, add dressing to salad mixture; toss until mixed well. Serve immediately, or refrigerate up to 1 hour before serving.

  • Whole wheat tortillas make the perfect wrap for this salad.
  • This salad is also great topped with 1 cup chopped avocado.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
11%
Sodium
400mg
17%
Potassium
510mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
6g
23%
Sugars
3g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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