Game Day Goodie: Summer Fiesta Chopped Salad

by | Jul 27, 2018 | Articles, Life & Style, Nutrition

Impress your friends at the cookout with this summer themed salad! Rich in color, this salad provides a good source of fiber to help maintain digestive health. To take the salad to another level, by topping the salad with fajita meat or shrimp.


What you will need

1 medium head romaine lettuce, chopped

1 medium bell pepper, diced

½ medium red onion, diced

½ medium jicama, peeled and diced

4 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced

4 ears of corn

1 ½ cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed

½ cup cilantro, finely chopped



For the dressing, combine lime juice, honey, cumin, garlic, and salt.


In a slow, steady stream, add the oils, stirring continuously with a fork.


Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed. Set aside.


For the salad, place corn two ears at a time in the microwave and cook for 3 ½ minutes.


Remove corn from the microwave with a hot pad and allow to cool for 5 minutes.


After cooling, cut the bottom end of corn off, about 1 ½ inches from end. Pull back husks and silks. Cut kernels from husks and set aside.


Combine corn and other salad ingredients in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add dressing and stir to coat all ingredients. Garnish with cilantro leaves, if desired.


Serve with tortilla strips on top or place a bowl on the side and let guests help themselves.

Recipe via Chris Scheuer
Makes 8 servings

Nutrition Facts per Serving
Calories: 228, Fat: 8 gm, Protein: 5 gm, Carbohydrates: 35 gm, Fiber: 7 gm