Southwestern Chipotle Salad

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I love my salads. I love my southwestern food too. I really love when the two are combined. This salad is hearty and yummy.

Recipe: Southwestern Chipotle Salad


  • 3 cups greens (mesclun, romaine…your choice)
  • 3 oz grilled venison, chopped
  • 1 oz Monterrey jack cheese, grated
  • 2 tbs black beans
  • 2 tbs corn
  • 2 tbs red onion, sliced
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, shredded
  • 1 tbs fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbs chipotle ranch dressing
  • 1 wedge of lime


  1. Mix all ingredients together, and squeeze lime juice from wedge over salad. Serve with tortilla chips.

Cooking time (duration): 5

Number of servings (yield): 1

Meal type: lunch

Culinary tradition: Mexican

Recipe: Chipotle Ranch Dressing


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbs buttermilk
  • 1 tbs chipotle hot sauce
  • 3 tbs minced fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 scallion (white and green parts), very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp finely grated orange zest


  1. Smash the garlic cloves, sprinkle with the salt, and, with the flat side of a large knife, mash and smear the mixture to a coarse paste. Scrape the paste into a small bowl, add the remaining ingredients, and whisk well to make a creamy dressing.

Quick Notes

Recipe from the Food Network

Cooking time (duration): 5

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