If you’re looking for a healthy yet satisfying lunch or dinner option, look no further than this high-protein Southwest chicken salad. Packed full of nutritious vegetables and lean protein, this salad has all the flavors of your favorite southwestern dishes. Enjoy crunchy and colorful cucumbers, corn, beans and an amazing homemade cilantro dressing; everything comes together in minutes to provide you with a powerhouse meal that will boost your energy levels while also helping to keep you satisfied until dinnertime.
For the dressing:
2 servings of spicy cilantro sauce (see recipe here)
For the salad:
2 tomatoes, diced
½ cucumber, diced
4 tbsp. sweetcorn, drained
½ jalapeño pepper, sliced
1 cup shredded grilled chicken breast
½ avocado, sliced
8 tbsp. black beans, drained
2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
How to Prepare
Layer the ingredients into a 16-ounce mason jar in the following order: spicy cilantro sauce, tomatoes, cucumber, sweetcorn, jalapeño, chicken breast, avocado, black beans, romaine lettuce.
Store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. When ready to serve, tip all the ingredients into a bowl, stir to combine and enjoy.