Time to put a little zip in your salad!
This salad is another themed one playing on the flavors of the southwest. I love the flavor combinations that lend a Latin flair. The spice of the bell peppers, earthiness of the black beans, and sweetness of the jicima. Altogether this is a wonderful tasting salad.
I added roasted chicken to amp up the protein aspect and to make this more of a main course meal. You could also add olive and avocado to the mix if you like. For the dressing I left it up to you. Mixing some ranch with some salsa is always a good idea. Or use a Catalina dressing for a little Latin sweetness. Most anything will do!
So I hope you enjoy mixing up your salads a little bit. It makes them more appealing and interesting with different flavors and textures. It will put zip in your step, or a hitch in your get-a-long!
4 cups romaine lettuce
4 oz of sliced cooked chicken breast
1/3 c black beans
1/2 c chopped tomatoes
1/4 c corn
1/4 c sliced red onion
1/4 of a jicama sliced into thin strips
1/4 c yellow bell pepper, chopped
2 T cilantro, chopped
1/4 c grated cheddar cheese
Dressing of your choice
Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix together. Drizzle with your favorite dressing.