Growing up, I loved going to Chili’s and ordering their chips & salsa, southwestern salad, and the chocolate lava cake. It was a little tradition for me-time on good days.
Recently I started craving that salad. Usually they serve it with chicken and each time I order it without chicken, they always serve it with… you guessed it- chicken. After being tired of sending it back multiple times, I stopped going to Chili’s.
Since I was craving it and not in the mood to deal with chicken in my dish again, I thought why not just make my own?
I’m glad I did! With the grilled tofu and tortilla strips, my mouth and tummy was very happy for such a crunchy and satisfying dish. My me-time was complete once again.
Southwestern Taco Salad
This crunchy and satisfying salad will cool you down on a hot summer day. The beans and vegetables mixed in provide extra protein and macronutrients to sustain you throughout the next few hours.
- Prep Time20 min
- Yield4 Bowls
- 1 romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1/2 bunch of cilantro, destemmed and chopped
- 1 container of grape tomatoes, quartered
- 1 can of black beans
- 1 can of corn
- avocado, diced
- tortilla strips
Mix all ingredients except cilantro, avocado, and tortilla strips in a large bowl.
Top with tortilla strips, cilantro, and avocado.
Serve with cilantro lime dressing or your favorite southwestern dressing.