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Southwest Summer Salad

Rated as 4.58 out of 5 Stars
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"I got this wonderful recipe from a friend several years ago. It's a great main dish salad for hot weather. I usually double it for my family so we can eat the leftovers for lunch the next day."
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 509
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine rice, chicken, tomato, cilantro, green onions, and avocado together in a bowl.
  2. Whisk canola oil, lime juice, lime zest, garlic, jalapeno pepper, salt, oregano, cumin, and chili powder together in a bowl; pour over rice mixture and toss to coat. Chill in refrigerator, about 1 hour.
  3. Place lettuce in a serving bowl; top with rice mixture.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 509 calories; 29.1 39.5 25.6 53 662 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I followed the recipe exact only leaving out the avocado (I am sorry, I just do not like it). I did use BROWN rice and fresh lime juice. This salad was AMAZING. No leftovers, we ate every single...

Most helpful critical review

Somewhat bland, could use a kick of something. It was okay this hot summer evening but I doubt I'll repeat it for the all the work that went into it.

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I followed the recipe exact only leaving out the avocado (I am sorry, I just do not like it). I did use BROWN rice and fresh lime juice. This salad was AMAZING. No leftovers, we ate every single...

Delicious! I cut down on the oil and added black beans and it was still wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Very tasty, good for a light lunch.

This may be our favorite allrecipes dish yet. It's quickly become our summer go to! I'm usually able to make it with leftover rice and produce we just tend to have around the house, making the...

Tried this recipe this past weekend. I like the recipe because it is very nutritious for you. However, it is a little on the bland side if you make the salad exactly by the recipe. If I make ...

Loved this recipe! Added cucumber and peppers to the lettuce mix. The dressing is so delicious.

Excellent summertime recipe! Made it following recipe with minor changes. Instead of using plain white rice, I used some leftover Mexican Rice I had on hand, which turned out great and gave it e...

I used brown rice, olive oil, 2 heaping Tablespoons Rotel original canned tomatoes with chili pepper instead of the jalepano in the dressing, added some chopped red pepper for color and black o...

I followed the recipe but added grilled chicken and brown rice to make it even more healthy. The recipe was absolutely delicious. I will be making this for many years to come.