Tex-Mex Chopped Salad with Chipotle Dressing

Tex-Mex Chopped Salad with Chipotle Dressing

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This is a salad the whole family will love and can be easily customized with different toppings to fit your family’s unique tastes.

Fresh & Crisp Tex-Mex Chopped Salad

I’m a sucker for fresh, natural ingredients and there’s no better way to enjoy the freshness of summer than with a cold, crisp salad.  And you know I like to do things easy.

That’s why I’m putting together a great, flavorful chopped salad recipe for you.  One that can save you time and is easy for the kiddos to prepare on their own.

I remember sitting down at family dinners as a child after a long, hot day outside.  Mami would serve a chilled salad on the side of our favorite dishes to bring a vibrant, crunchy element to the plate.  I always appreciated it and now I serve up delicious salads to my kids.

Salads are also a great way to stay healthy and an easy meal idea for times when you want to eat light or whip something up in a hurry.  And it’s something easy for the kiddos to prepare on their own too.

I always keep my fridge stocked with plenty of salad options, like bell peppers, olives, fruits, seeds and cheses, so I can easily create delicious, healthy meals for my family.

A Tex-Mex spin to the classic chopped salad 

For today’s recipe, I added a Tex-Mex spin to the classic chopped salad by featuring Applegate fajita chicken strips and chipotle peppers, two tasty ingredients that are popular in Tex-Mex cooking.

What is a chopped salad?  A chopped salad is simply a salad made with ingredients all chopped similar in size.  Bright, fresh chopped salads can be made with a mix of veggies and fruits.  It’s super quick and easy to prepare, which is why it’s one of my go to meals.

I’m Texan and as you know, we Texans love to bring the flavor!  That’s why this chopped salad isn’t your average salad recipe.  This salad has bold flavors and a little kick of spice.

Easy Tex-Mex Chopped Salad Recipe

To make things even simpler, I like to whip up the dressing on Sundays and save them to enjoy all week. I also prep by chopping all my ingredients the earlier in the day and placing them in the fridge in produce containers so they’re ready to serve.

When dinner time rolls around, I can easily place all of the ingredients on the table, family-style and everyone is free to create their own chopped salad.

I like plenty of Applegate chicken fajita strips and extra chipotle dressing on mine. The chipotle dressing is spicy, tangy, and creamy, which works well with the fresh ingredients and gives my salad an extra punch of flavor.

This is a salad the whole family will love and can be easily customized with different toppings to fit your family’s unique tastes.

Enjoy!

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Tex-Mex Chopped Salad with Chipotle DressingAuthor Vianney Rodriguez

Yield 6 Serves

Ingredients

  • 2 cups roasted corn or canned corn, drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 (8 ounce) Applegate natural fajita style chicken, diced
  • 1 (7 ounce) pkg of Applegate slow cooked ham, diced
  • 1 (8 ounce) pkg Applegate natural cheddar cheese, diced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced thin Chipotle
  • 1 chipotle pepper from
  • 1 can of chipotles in adobo sauce, diced
  • 1 lime Salt Pepper Lime wedges
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