VIDEO: Southwest Chopped Salad With Creamy Sriracha Dressing


When it comes to healthy salad must-haves, this southwest-inspired chopped salad recipe checks all of the boxes.

A bed of fresh and crunchy greens? Check.
Lots of colorful, vitamin-rich veggies? Check.
Plenty of protein from lean chicken breast? Check.
Healthy monounsaturated fats from avocado? Check.

Plus, it’s all chopped and tossed together with a light creamy dressing that is the ideal balance of slightly sweet with slightly spicy.

Perfect for a quick family dinner on a warm summer day or to make ahead and pack up as a workday lunch, once you try this salad, we have a feeling you will come back to it again and again.

Southwest Chopped Salad with Creamy Sriracha Dressing

(Downloadable/printable pdf version of this recipe)

Yield: 4 servings



1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons golden balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 to 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce (to taste)
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
3/4 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
3/4 cup diced celery
1/2 cup chopped avocado
1/4 cup diced red onion
12 ounces grilled chicken breasts (about 4), diced


To prepare dressing, whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, vinegar, honey, Sriracha sauce, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Place lettuce in a large bowl and top with black beans, red pepper, corn, celery, avocado, onion and chicken. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Divide into 4 bowls.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: 348 calories; 7 gram fat; 1.5 gram saturated fat; 91 mg cholesterol; 384 mg sodium; 32 grams carbohydrates; 6 grams fiber; 39 grams protein

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