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In the dead of the hottest part of summer, it’s time to serve nice cool salads.  This is a very simple layered salad that makes a great refreshingly cool meal.  It also works really well going to a pot-luck gathering.  Easy, cool and loaded with flavor.  Just what you’d expect from Food~Flavor~Fun.  Give it a try!

Layered Southwest Salad

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup red onion, sliced and seperated into rings
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 slices bacon, optional

Directions:

Layer the salad ingredients in a 2 quart serving bowl in this order:  lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, black beans, and onions.

In a spereate bowl, mix the mayonnaise, sour cream, salsa and cilantro.  Spread the dressing over the onions, sealing to the  bowl edge.  Top with grated cheese and cover.  Refrigerate several hours or overnight.  Garnish with crispy cooked bacon, crumbled and additional cheese, if desired.  Serves about 8.

Enjoy!

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