A Favorite Salad
This is one of my favorite salads! It has a honey-lime dressing and chicken flavored with chili and lime. It is similar to a taco salad but without the edible tortilla bowl, heavy cheese, or sour cream that accompanies many taco salads. It is a healthy, tasty, and beautiful salad.
This recipe uses pulled rotisserie chicken as a shortcut. Place it into a nonstick skillet and add fresh lime juice and chili powder. I also use a chili-lime seasoned salt blend that I shake onto the chicken. Similar chili-lime blends are made and sold by different brands. If you don’t have a chili-lime salt blend for this recipe, add salt, extra chili powder, and more lime juice to the chicken to compensate.
Use Fresh or Frozen Corn
For the best taste, use fresh or frozen corn for this salad. Only use canned corn if you are in a pinch. Heat the corn in a nonstick skillet with a small amount of olive oil, stirring until cooked, three or four minutes.
Rinse the Black Beans
Use canned black beans for this salad. Drain and rinse them before adding them to the salad. Did you know that by rinsing the beans, you rinse away excess salt used in the canning process?
Honey-Lime Salad Dressing
This salad has a tangy lime dressing made primarily with honey, fresh lime juice, zest, and olive oil. Easy to mix up, it is ready in minutes!
I used baby lettuce leaves in this salad, but it is delicious with other types of lettuce such as iceberg or romaine.
Add More Toppings
If you prefer to add more toppings to this salad, consider adding avocado, chopped onions, bell peppers, a few tortilla strips, or a different cheese. If you change the salad dressing, stick with a vinaigrette instead of a heavy mayonnaise-based dressing. Always serve the salad dressing in a small bowl on the side if you want to eat less or test it before pouring it over your salad. Enjoy!