Wash salad greens and place in a large bowl. Dice tomatoes and add to salad greens. Salt and pepper to taste.
Drain the black beans and corn. Add both to salad greens.
Add the shredded cheese. Mix well.
I make the salad both with or without the chicken. It's fabulous either
Crush the tortilla chips and set aside. You add these to the salad
immediately before serving so that they stay crisp.
To make the dressing - get a small bowl and add the Raspberry Vinaigrette, honey and guacamole -- mix well and pour on the salad mixture when ready to serve.
I came up with this recipe after eating at Chile's Restaurant and ordering their Quesadilla Explosion Salad. We absolutely fell in love with it. This salad is my version of Chile's Salad -- my family tells me that it's actually better, although I'm not sure that's true, I do believe it's just as good.
I believe the salad dressing is one of the main ingredients that makes this salad special.
I buy Ken's Lite Steakhouse Salad dressing (Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette) at Wal-Mart and I also buy the AvoClassic Guacamole at Wal-Mart too. You can find it in the produce section, usually next to bagged salad greens and fresh packages of herbs.
The raspberry dressing is well impossible to get down here in South Africa, but I do my best on substitutes. I make this salad often, whenever I have friends over for a braai (barbeque) which is a common weekend occurance. Its always divine.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (876g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 411 (40%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 45.6g||61 %|
|Saturated Fat 15.6g||78 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 17.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 9.2g|
|Cholesterol 128.5mg||40 %|
|Sodium 555.2mg||19 %|
|Potassium 2058.4mg||54 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 111.3g||33 %|
|Dietary Fiber 20g||80 %|
|Sugars, other 91.3g|
|Protein 52.4g||75 %|
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Calories per serving: 1037
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