Saturday, January 26, 2013

Homemade Light Southwest Salad Dressing

Ok, if you have been reading this blog much at all (or stalking looking at my MFP food logs) you should know by now that I LOVE mexican food.  One of my favorite salads is a good southwest chicken salad.  

I was looking for a good light southwest dressing to use to make an at home version and wasn't having any luck.  So I started googling/pinteresting recipes and I came up with one that is just the BOMB!!!!!  This stuff is sooooooooo good that I definitely look forward to eating a salad for lunch!!!  And super doesn't get much better than that!

1/2 cup light mayo
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1 package taco seasoning
1 package ranch dressing
add water to achieve desired consistency (I use 1/4-1/2 cup or so??)

I personally measure it and put it into snack size ziploc baggies.  Then I cut the corner off with scissors when ready to serve and squeeze it onto my salad like a dressing pack from a restaurant.  It makes it super easy to pack lunches that way.  And I had great luck with the shelf life that way.

In my salad:
Romaine lettuce blend
Spinach leaves
1/2 avacado
1 serving grilled chicken (I buy fajita chicken strips from Sam's to use when I don't have any grilled breasts on hand)
black beans
tomato (if I have it)
red onion
corn if I want extra calories/filler (but usually make without)
tortilla strips (if I have extra calories to spare - this is a treat)

I hope you enjoy as much as I do!  Let me know what you think!

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  2. So is a serving size like 2Tbsp?