Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Salad

tex mex salad

Talk about yummy! This Tex Mex grilled chicken salad is one of my new favorite salads EVER!!

inspired by this post over at I heart naptime

I started by grilling a huge pack of boneless/skinless chicken breast.

Then I whipped up this crazy good ranch

tomitillo ranch

Tomatillo Lime Ranch

1 cup mayo

1 pkt dry Ranch dressing

1 tomatillo, pureed in food processor

juice of 1 lime

1 T chili powder (adds flavor not much heat, feel free to adjust)

splash of milk (apx 1/4 cup)

Mix everything in a large jar, seal, shake well and refridgerate

and added my signature Carolina {black bean} salsa

carolina salsa

Carolina Salsa

2 cans drained & rinsed black beans

2 cans drained mexi corn

1 small red onion, chopped fine

1 large cucumber, seeded and diced fine

2 T sugar

1 cup balsamic vinegar

salt & pepper to taste

Allow to marinate overnight for best taste

Serve with chips for delish chips & salsa or add to a salad the possibilities are endless!!



lots of lettuce

carolina salsa

grilled chicken strips


avacado slices

Tomatillo Ranch

and presto you have the best TEX MEX grilled chicken salad ever!

Pea Salad with Zippy Sauce

Pea Salad with Zippy sauce is a family favorite and this is a great spring salad that pairs nicely with ham.

The addition of French green beans & baby limas really add texture and zing to the salad.

I think I may have to serve it at Easter! It is a super simple oldie goldie that I think you will like!

Veggie Salad

1 package each (frozen steamer packs) peas, French green beans & baby lima beans

3 hard boiled eggs ( I chop 2 and slice 1 to look pretty on top)

2 celery stalks, chopped

2-3 green onions, chopped

steam veggies in micro according to directions, drain and toss in salad bowl add chopped eggs, celery & green onions

Zippy Sauce

1/2 cup mayo

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

splash of Worcestershire sauce

squeeze of Siracha

sqeeze of yellow mustard

lots of black pepper

little salt

Mix well and adjust seasoning to taste.


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