Game Day Goodie: Summer Fiesta Chopped Salad
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.