Here's a classic Cobb salad with a Southwestern accent, thanks to black beans, chunky salsa and a blend of Mexican-style shredded cheeses.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 14 servings
2 pkg. (10 oz. each) mixed baby salad greens
2 pkg. (6 oz. each) OSCAR MAYER CARVING BOARD Southwestern Seasoned Chicken Breast Strip
4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
1 can (15.5 oz.) black beans, rinsed
1 cup KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese
12 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cooked, crumbled
2 small avocados, sliced
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
2/3 cup KRAFT Classic Ranch Dressing
1/3 cup TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Salsa
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Let's Make It
Cover large platter with salad greens.
Arrange next 7 ingredients in rows over greens.
Mix dressing and salsa until blended; drizzle over salad just before serving.
Southwestern flair is added to this classic salad that, at 14 servings, is large enough to serve a crowd.
How to Hard Cook the Eggs
Sometimes referred to as hard-boiled, hard-cooked eggs are easy to prepare and aren't really "boiled." Place eggs in single layer in saucepan. Add water to completely cover eggs at least 1 inch. Bring to boil; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 20 min; drain. Immediately run eggs under cold water to cool.
To keep avocado slices from turning brown, toss them with 1 to 2 Tbsp. lemon or lime juice before adding to salad.
Make it Easy
If taking this salad to a party, it is best to have all the ingredients cut up, ready to go and placed in individual resealable plastic bags. Transport the ingredients in a cooler to keep everything nice and fresh. When you arrive at your destination, simply assemble the ingredients just before serving. This will keep things looking fresh and attractive.
Substitute 1 drained 11-oz. can corn with red and green bell peppers for the rinsed black beans.
A bit of chopped fresh cilantro sprinkled on the finished salad adds an extra hit of Southwestern flavor.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 9g
Dietary Fiber 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
14 servings, about 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.