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Honey Adobo Chopped Salad
with avocado / queso fresco / black beans / tortilla chips

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
This fresh entree salad has layers has layers of colors and flavors that earned it great reviews when first featured in early 2018.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Honey Adobo Chopped Salad:
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Lettuce, romaine - 8 oz, chopped
  • Cucumbers - 8 oz, diced
  • Avocados - 1, cubed
  • Limes - 1/2, wedges
  • Corn kernels, frozen or canned - 1 cup
  • Beans, black (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Tortilla chips - 20, crumbled
  • Cheese, queso fresco - 4 oz, crumbled (sub Mexican Blend)
Honey Adobo Dressing:
  • Vinegar, red wine - 2 1/2 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Adobo sauce - 2 tsp (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo)
  • Paprika, smoked - 1/2 tsp
  • Sour cream - 1 Tbsp (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
  • Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Make Adobo dressing - Whisk together vinegar, honey, adobo sauce, paprika, and sour cream. Add oil (portion for marinade) while whisking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Green onions - Chop green onions, combining green and white parts. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Lettuce / Cucumbers / Avocados / Limes - Prep as directed.
  4. Corn - If using frozen, defrost. If using canned, drain and rinse.
  5. Beans - Drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add oil (for salad). Add corn and beans and saute until heated through, ~2 minutes. Add 1 Tbsp / 15mL (for 4 servings; adjust if customizing) of dressing and saute for 1 minute more.
  2. Make salad by combining lettuce, cucumbers, green onions, and avocados. Crumble tortilla chips into salad. Add dressing and toss until dressed to your liking.
  3. Top salad with corn / black beans and cheese. Serve with lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (35)
Gluten-free (5)
Paleo (8)
Vegetarian (5)

25 reviews

My husband and I love this salad. We make it often. I do the GF salad with the paleo dressing. Love it!

By: Kimberly
Posted: Nov 09, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Good for a winter salad. Needed to double dressing.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Mar 12, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Salads don't get much better than this!

By: Jenna
Posted: Feb 28, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious

By: Timothy
Posted: Feb 26, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Wonderful flavors! I used the same technique with chicken and (separately) tofu, both were really good. I made brown rice for my greens avoiders. Great meal, we will add this one to our rotation.

By: Tina
Posted: Feb 19, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Super easy and good

By: Elise
Posted: Feb 19, 2019
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful