Quick Low-fat Mexican Salad

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April 16, 2015


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image image A delicious salad with robust Mexican flavors that eats like a meal.

It uses my homemade low-fat zesty Mexican dressing….so you don’t end up eating a whole lot of calories found in store bought brands!

You can put this salad together in minutes….and can vary the ingredients as per the ingredients available in your pantry!
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Method:
Cut romain lettuce into thin ribbons and prepare a bed with it in your salad bowl.
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Sprinkle liberally with red beans (I used canned washed and drained) and corn (I used frozen, defrosted)
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Top with chopped red onions and bell peppers (I used red & green)
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Follow with another liberal layer of red beans and corn
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Top with diced tomatoes followed by sliced avocado. Sprinkle with a good squeeze of lime to prevent the avocado from browning.
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Now drizzle the zesty homemade Mexican dressing on top and toss to combine all the layers.
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Last but not the least…sprinkle with a tbsp of grated jalapeƱo jack cheese/cheddar cheese.
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Serve immediately!

For the low-fat Zesty Mexican Dressing…
1 tbsp Olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 tsp cumin pwdr
1/4 tsp coriander pwdr
1/4 tsp paprika/red chili pwdr
Salt to taste
2 tsp Sugar (optional)

Whisk together above ingredients to combine into a thick tangy dressing. Store in refrigerator. Use as needed.

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