Friday, June 27, 2014

Southwest Grilled Lime Chicken Salad










     I love when I can start throwing things in a bowl and it all turns out right with the world !!!  And this salad kept growing and growing, ... so this has turned out to be a GREAT dish for a large crowd, ... or for a couple nights of left overs !!!  HA  Anyhoo, you can't beat all the healthy ingredients and how the flavors blend, I think you should put this on next weeks menu and let your family try it out !!!  The calories are hard to determine, BUT.... you can have 8 HUGE  portions for 347 calories, 19g carbs, and 25.5g protein.  If you want to make this into 10-12 servings then obviously the calorie count will go down.  I served these in Butter Cup Lettuce Leaves and topped with a little Salsa, but you could also make a wrap out of it as well.  However you end up having it, you won't be disappointed  ;)

Ingredients~
Juice of one Lime ( about a 1/3 cup)
1/3 cup Vegenaise
2 Avocados, chopped ( about 1 3/4cup)
1 pound Tomatoes, diced ( drain on paper towels if you have the time)
4 cups Grilled Chicken, diced ( this was 3 large breasts for me)
1 cup Cilantro Leaves
1/2 cup sliced Green Onions
8oz Orange Bell Pepper, diced
15oz Black Beans, drained
8.75oz Corn, drained

     Squeeze the juice from one lime, set aside.  Chop Avocado and gently toss with 1 Tablespoon of the Lime Juice, set aside. Mix the remainder of the Lime Juice and Vegenaise together and set aside.  Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients and stir together in large mixing bowl, top with Dressing and stir in.  Then GENTLY fold in the Avocado and serve on a Butter Cup Lettuce Leaf and top with Salsa or serve as a Wrap, or over Rice.  Chill any leftovers and Enjoy !!!  :)
 

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