Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Southwest Salad with Spicy Dressing

This Southwest Salad has a spicy dressing that makes it a real hit.We love the combination of all the fresh garden vegetables that this salad has along with that special dressing. This is a great salad that will serve as a stand alone salad or a great side. I have taken this salad to many picnics, covered dish dinners and family dinners, the bowl is always empty when I bring it home. It goes without saying that this is one of our favorite salads.

Southwest Salad with Spicy Dressing at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


We have wonderful "Sweetie" tiny tomatoes from our garden this year and this is a perfect salad to use them in.  Our cucumbers are just starting to produce and are just the right size to use in a salad, What Southwest Salad would be complete without Jalapeno's and we have a great crop of Jalapeno's this year.  The roasted corn has a very sweet flavor that would make any salad a winner.

Southwest Salad with Spicy Dressing at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Just Add The Spicy Dressing and Mix

Southwest Salad with Spicy Dressing at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Southwest Salad with Spicy Dressing
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
2 cups tiny tomatoes, cut in half
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
2 very small cucumbers, sliced
1 cup roasted corn
1 cup pinto beans,drained
1 cup black bean, drained
Dressing
3 cloves garlic,minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped fine
zest of 1 lime
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
6 tablespoons sugar
Directions
Mix all the vegetables in a large mixing bowl.
Mix all the dressing ingredients into a shaker jar.  Put the lid on the jar and shake until completely mixed and milky looking.
Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Mix well before serving.
Enjoy!

Serve Ice Cold with A Fresh Lime

Southwest Salad with Spicy Dressing at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Enjoy!

Southwest Salad with Spicy Dressing at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

If you don't have a garden with fresh garden vegetables, a farmers market near you will have everything you need.I have really enjoyed having you in the kitchen with me today and hope you will come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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4 comments:

  1. I'd certainly looooooooooooove to eat this salad
    I eat a salad almost every day (I'm a vegetarian) and spicy dressing sounds just perfect for me :)
    Have a wonderful weekend

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  2. Miz Helen-
    We love spice! This is a perfect summer meal!
    Thanks!
    Michelle

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  3. No wonder you always bring home an empty bowl, Miz Helen! Your Southwest Salad looks delicious with all those lovely homegrown veggies and that yummy, spicy dressing. I'm featuring this tasty Summer Salad at this week's Hearth and Soul Hop. Thank you so much for sharing it. Hope to 'see' you there - the hop is open now :-) Have a lovely week ahead!

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  4. Thanks for sharing at Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

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