Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Southwest Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing

nap-time creations

This salad was the perfect companion to the Broiled Southwestern Flank Steak that we had for dinner today.  This salad is so good!  The dressing really makes it!  I won't lie it is not a pretty salad, but seriously give this one a try!  Delicious!  I think some corn and black beans would be fabulous in this too.  My husband cut his steak into bite size pieces and ate it in the salad.  Must have been good because he had to big bowl fulls of it!

I chose to half the salad portion of recipe, but did not for the dressing because I wanted to use it later in the week for more salads.  The recipe below will be the amount I made.  Get creative and add your own little twists to this delicious salad!

Haha...see I didn't lie it does not look pretty, but it tastes AMAZING!
Southwest Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing source Food.com
1/2 head iceburg lettuce, chopped
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 green onions, sliced thin
1 small can sliced black olives, drained
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated

  • Toss all ingredients into a large salad bowl and set aside
1 avocado, mashed
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 TBS lemon juice
  • Place everything in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth and creamy
  • Now toss half of the dressing in with the salad and place the remaining dressing in a container and refrigerate for later use
I love this dressing!  It is so simple and delicious.  Everyone had seconds so I would say that is a big hit for a salad in my house!  Especially when steak is the main course.  I will definitely be making this one time and time again!

Below is the nutritional information per serving.  This recipe yields approximately 6 servings.  I only included half of the dressing recipe since that is all I used for the meal.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 125 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A 9%Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 9%Iron 6%
Nutrition Grade B
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

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