Southwestern Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

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This Southwestern Salad is an easy, delicious and filling recipe. This recipe is inspired by the Farmer’s Fridge salads that I love to get when I am in the office.

You can adjust the amount of olive oil for a thinner dressing. I didn’t want mine too thick so that’s what the recipe here reflects. Either way, this goes so perfectly in this Tex-Mex style salad loaded with corn, beans, tomatoes, avocado and tortilla strips. It’s quickly become a favorite of ours, and we’ve had it almost every day this week!


Southwestern Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American



  • 1 avocado halved
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime juiced


  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup chicken rotisserie, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • 15 oz black beans drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup red onion pickled and chopped
  • 15 oz corn drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup scallion
  • ¾ cup cherry tomatoes sliced
  • ¼ cup feta cheese


  • Add all dressing ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth.
  • In a large bowl add lettuce, chicken, cilantro, beans, onion, corn, green onion, and tomatoes.
  • Top with prepared dressing; toss to coat.
  • Enjoy!
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