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

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
This colorful meal has a honey adobo dressing that gives the salad sweet, spicy, and smoky flavors. This salad was last featured in 2019.
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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 - 1 heart, chopped
  • Cucumbers - 8 oz, diced
  • Tomatoes, grape or cherry (opt) - 1 cup, halved
  • 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 - 4 oz, crumbled
  • Cheese, queso fresco - 4 oz, crumbled (sub Mexican or cheddar cheese, shredded)
Honey Adobo Dressing:
  • Vinegar, red wine - 2 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Adobo sauce - 2 tsp (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo)
  • Paprika, smoked - 1/4 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 dressing) while whisking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Green onions / Lettuce / Cucumbers / Tomatoes (if using) / Avocados / Limes - Prep as directed.
  3. Corn - If using frozen, defrost. If using canned, drain and rinse.
  4. 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 / 15 mL (for 4 servings; adjust if customizing) of dressing and saute for 1 minute more.
  2. Make salad by combining lettuce, cucumbers, green onions, tomatoes, 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 (26)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (10)

23 reviews

I love this salad. It's easy and filling.

By: Kimberly
Posted: Sep 11, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

We made the original version, but with dairy free options. We used DF sour cream and dairy free Cheddar cheese. My husband just eye balled the marinade/dressing. This recipe is so delicious!! This is just like a southwest salad. We will definitely make this again and again. Definite keeper and such a fast meal to put together.

By: Anna
Posted: Aug 21, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This is on heavy rotation in our house. Filling and delicious while also being light and refreshing. Our kids love to take the chicken, beans and corn and make burritos.

By: Amanda
Posted: Jul 24, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very good and filling veggie salad!

By: Elissa
Posted: May 20, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I wish I had made a little more dressing, but this was a very delicious salad, and easy to make quickly.

By: Jenna
Posted: May 05, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

This is one of the best salads I've ever had. Definitely restaurant worthy and super satisfying.

By: Tiffany
Posted: Apr 29, 2020
Diet: Original
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