Vegetarian Southwest Salad

Loaded with spiced sweet potatoes, beans, and a creamy avocado dressing, this vegetarian southwest salad will satisfy your cravings and boost your veggie intake.

Vegetarian Southwest Salad

I’ve had a bad hankering for Southwestern food, lately. I can’t say this is unusual but it’s been intense. I’ve had southwestern meals about 3-4 times in the past week. I must say this salad was the highlight.

Full of amazing flavor and texture this salad is everything I ever dreamed of. Exaggerate much? No I’m being totally serious! I could eat this salad everyday and be so content with life.

Vegetarian Southwest Salad

This dressing is over the time creamy and the tanginess of the lime makes it so unique and satisfying. I had a similar dressing many years ago at a Tex-Mex restaurant with my mom. I can’t for the life of me remember what state or town we were in but I can picture the inside of the restaurant and sitting there with my mom and our amazing meal clear as day. When I tasted this dressing it took me right back to that meal. I was so happy.

Vegetarian Southwest SaladClick here for the dressing recipe.

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Loaded with spiced sweet potatoes, beans, and a creamy avocado dressing, this vegetarian southwest salad will satisfy your cravings and boost your veggie intake.
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Recipe Type: Main, Salad
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
DRESSING
  • Click the link above for the dressing recipe.
SALAD
  • 1 small sweet potato, diced
  • ½ red pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup black beans
  • 2 cups Romaine lettuce
  • ½ cup tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. In a food processor blend all dressing ingredients until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a small non stick pan heat olive oil. Add in sweet potato and saute for about 10 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Once tender add in red peppers. Saute for just a few minutes. Season with chili powder, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Set aside to cool slightly
  4. In salad bowl add Romaine lettuce and top with sweet potatoes, peppers, black beans, cheese and tomatoes.
  5. Top with desired amount of dressing. Toss to combine.
  6. Garnish with lime wedges and more chives if desired.

 

Jenna Edmiston

Jenna Edmiston

Jenna Edmiston is the blogger behind www.petitfoodie.com. Here you can find recipes that are healthy, seasonal and delicious. Her food philosophy is all about balance. Living a healthy well-balanced life is everything. You can find out more about Jenna at www.petitfoodie.com and instagram @petitfoodie.

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