Southwest Salad with Creamy Avocado Salsa Dressing
Southwest Salad with Creamy Avocado Salsa Dressing
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  • Ingredients

    • Southwest Salad
    • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
    • fresh corn kernels from 1 ear of sweet corn
    • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
    • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1/3 cup roasted and salted pepitas (may sub. sunflower seeds)
    • 1/2 cup grated pepper jack cheese, or more to taste
    • Tortilla Strips for Salads (I like Fresh Gourmet Santa Fe Style)
    • Creamy Avocado Salsa Dressing
    • 1 small avocado, peeled and sliced
    • 1 small jalapeno, seeded, deveined and roughly chopped (optional)
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled
    • 1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro
    • 1/4 cup sour cream (may sub.plain Greek yogurt)
    • 1/4 cup smooth salsa (medium for more of a kick)
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar*
    • juice from 1 lime
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
    • hot sauce to taste (optional)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 391 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 19 g 29.74%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 22.56%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 19 mg 6.33%
    • Sodium: 888 mg 36.98%
    • Calcium: 116 mg 11.56%
    • Potassium: 201 mg 5.75%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 8.33%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 41 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 19.91%
    • Sugar: 11 g
    • Protein: 13 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 21.58%
    • Vitamin C 81.01%
    • Vitamin D 1.3%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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