Southwest Chicken Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing

My hubby and I are currently on a kidless trip, many states away from home. An hour after we departed Minneapolis yesterday a huge snowfall dumped on the Cities. We got out just in time! The view from our room here in San Antonio is indescribable and the audio is even better. Birds are chirping, a waterfall is nearby and there are endless trees for the breeze to tickle.

I wanted to get this Southwest Chicken Salad posted because a handful of people have asked for the recipe after I put a photo of it on Facebook. I have two recipes left to post after this one from my lunch craze and after that we can move onto another craze. What should the next one be? Easy dinners? Fish? Grilling? Frozen desserts?

This salad is SO GOOD and the dressing sends it into the realm of greatness. I devoured every morsel you see on this plate and then had another for dinner.

Well I'd really love to stay and chat, but vacation calls! We are going to explore the Alamo today and maybe the River Walk, as well. Oooooo I love vacation! Have a great day, friends.

Southwest Chicken Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing

This salad is light yet satisfying, healthy yet delicious!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Mar 21, 2016

Serves: 1

Total time: 25 min



  • 2 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded chicken (suggestion: pull meat from a Rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cooked or canned corn
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons Avocado Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 cup pepperjack cheese
  • Avocado slices, for topping
  • Lime wedges
  1. On a large plate or in a medium bowl, combine the lettuce, chicken, black beans, corn, peppers and tomatoes. Mix well and drizzle Avocado Ranch Dressing over top.
  2. Top with cheese, avocado slices, lime wedges and enjoy!