Rating: 4.59 stars
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a highly seasoned salad that is a nice change from the typical 'taco' version. Even my kids and their friends love it!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a covered jar, mix the lime juice, olive oil, salt, garlic, cilantro, chili powder, and cumin. Cover, and shake until well blended.

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  • Place the lettuce in a large bowl. Toss with the chicken, black beans, onion, and tomato. Just before serving, toss with the dressing mixture and Parmesan cheese. Serve with tortilla chips, either crushed over the top of the salad, or on the side.

Nutrition Facts

408 calories; protein 26.5g; carbohydrates 23.2g; fat 23.7g; cholesterol 62.3mg; sodium 397.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (49)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2011
I just loved this the dressing in particular. I thought it might be a little heavy on the cilantro but it wasn't for me although it was a little much for Hubs. I made the dressing following the recipe exactly and would do so again. For the salad itself I would have appreciated the addition of corn which I had intended to do and forgot. I used shredded Cheddar cheese rather than the Parmesan because I felt it was a better match for this salad. Instead of crushed or whole tortilla chips I used tortilla strips specifically made for soups and salads. This salad has all the Southwest flavors I enjoy right in one bowl. It's colorful crunchy festive refreshing nutritious and delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/07/2004
Really looked forward to this yet just so-so. Read More
(11)
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2011
I just loved this the dressing in particular. I thought it might be a little heavy on the cilantro but it wasn't for me although it was a little much for Hubs. I made the dressing following the recipe exactly and would do so again. For the salad itself I would have appreciated the addition of corn which I had intended to do and forgot. I used shredded Cheddar cheese rather than the Parmesan because I felt it was a better match for this salad. Instead of crushed or whole tortilla chips I used tortilla strips specifically made for soups and salads. This salad has all the Southwest flavors I enjoy right in one bowl. It's colorful crunchy festive refreshing nutritious and delicious. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2005
I loved this but I changed a couple things. I cut the chicken into chunks and then cooked it in the salad dressing mix. Then I used 1/2 BBQ sauce and 1/2 Ranch dressing mixed together for the dressing. I fed my parents and my husband and they all loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2007
This is a great salad I made a couple of changes/amendments - I could not buy any fresh limes so I used Real Lime juice in the bottle worked well but I think that fresh limes would have made it even better. I only used half the black beans. The biggest change that I did was that I made double the amount of salad dressing and I used half of it to marinate the chicken tenderloins for approx. 1 hour. This really made them so tasty and I believe added to the overall flavor of the salad. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2004
Really looked forward to this yet just so-so. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2006
Wow this was excellent!! I added more cilantro because i love lots! I added some olives and some more lettuce because i was making for more people. I don't eat chips so I baked some whole grain tortillas with some seasonings till cruchy and put those on it. Very good if you are on the south beach diet!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
I just made this recipe and it was SO good. I used a Mexican cheese blend instead of parmesan cheese. I also marinated the chicken in the dressing and baked it which made it very tasty. (I recommend making more dressing too.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2010
Delicious!!! Will definately be making this again. It's a very light and refreshing salad. I didn't have any cilantro so that's the only thing I left out. I also added a little garlic salt to the dressing. I seasoned a couple of thin chicken breasts with garlic salt chile powder and cumin. I baked it for 20 min. at 350. I cut the chicken into slices and it was sooo good. The flavor went perfect with the salad. I left out the tortilla chips and cheese to make it healthier. My husband kept raving about it too. It's a keeper! Thank you for the great recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2008
We all love love love this receipe. You can serve it so many ways...over tortilla chips as a wrap in bread as a sandwich taco salad filling.........thanx so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2007
This was a hit at dinner. Added a little more lime juice and sea salt. I added some corn as well. Next time I will add olives & red peppers. Read More
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