02 June 2011
Southwestern Chicken Salad
I had been waiting for that first 90+ degree day to whip up this favorite salad of ours! Last Sunday was it! John and I worked outside and soaked up the sun, relaxed with family and caught up on naps. It was a blissfully calm day in our hectic lives.
I so enjoyed smelling the Russian Olive bushes blooming their hearts out and listened to every bee in a 5 mile radius hum a tune while collecting their pollen! Those shrubs are forever horrid and dangerous, yet gracefully beautiful with the most intoxicating perfume that tempts you into keeping them around.
You may enjoy a "before" shot:
For supper we needed fresh, fresh, fresh and cool, cool, cool! I decided to make a family favorite. John loves Mexican food, I love avacados and lime juice, the girls love crispy tortilla strips and salsa.
This is another of those "non-recipe" type salads...I just throw it together, using whatever is on hand.
The dressing is the very best part! 1/2 and 1/2, bottled Catalina or French dressing and fresh salsa!
I used romaine lettuce, drained black beans, crispy tortilla strips, cilantro, tomatoes, avacados, and chicken that I marinated in lime juice and chili powder. Oh, and some cheese-of course!