Southwest Spinach Salad

Southwest Spinach Salad

What a symphony of flavors ! Your mouth doesn’t know what to be the happiest about – is it the pine nut accent? Or the spicy pepperjack cheese? Or the creamy avocados? Or the smoky chipotle dressing? This is one of THE BEST salads I’ve ever made. 4 servings 300 calories per serving 8 c fresh baby spinach 1/2 c corn with sweet peppers 1/3 c halved black pitted olives 2 T chopped fresh cilantro 2 oz. diced pepper jack cheese 2 plum tomatoes, cut into 8 wedges each 2 hard boiled eggs, quartered 1 ripe avocado cut into 16 slices 3 T lime juice 2 T oil 1 t chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce 1/8 t salt 1 garlic clove, minced 2 T toasted pine nuts A few extra squirts of lime juice if you like your salad nice and ‘wet’ Combine spinach, corn, olives, cilantro and cheese. Place 2 c worth on each plate. Arrange tomato, egg and avocado slices atop the spinach. Combine lime juice, oil, chopped chipotle, salt and garlic. Whisk well and pour over [...]

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