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Chopped Southwest Salad









This looks like an awful lot of dressing, I know. But it’s just salsa and low fat sour cream before I tossed it all completely together. The oil and vinegar in the pico may be enough flavor for you. Just chop all of your greens into bite-sized pieces and dice all of your other vegetables. Pictured here:

  • romaine lettuce
  • iceberg lettuce
  • rinsed black beans
  • thawed frozen corn


Easy Pico de Gallo
Yield: serves 12

Easy Pico de Gallo

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This quick and fresh Easy Pico de Gallo is at the center of so many great dishes! If you are making tacos, a good southwest salad, burgers, or if you just have a summer vegetable garden gone wild, this recipe will come in handy.


  • 1 1/2 cups diced roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced red onions
  • 1/4 cup minced jalapeno pepper
  • 2 heaping tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Serve with tacos, chips, burgers, salads, and more.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 38Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

Sandra - The Foodie Affair

Tuesday 15th of May 2012

I eat salads all summer long, especially for lunch! So yummy!

Keep doing what you're doing, cause I love following your posts! I only catch up about once, maybe twice a week. And look at you, more awards, yay! I'll be checking out the bloggers you listed :)


Sunday 13th of May 2012

You're so welcome :-) Well I'm a new reader and I'm not going anywhere! Lovely looking salad, I'll have to give it a try!

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Monday 14th of May 2012

Thanks again for the award, Nickki! Summery weather may not be good for indoor activities like blogging, but it's always good for salad :)


Sunday 13th of May 2012

Just so you know, I read your blog all the time but I don't always get a chance to comment. I am not in hibernation! I just wish life didn't get in the way of all the reading I want to do. :)

Love the cilantro!

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Monday 14th of May 2012

Thanks, Ameena! I feel the same way about the reading. So glad you find a minute in your busy schedule to read here, but I'm waaaaay more glad you find time to write. Your blog consistently cracks me up.

The Modern Home Economist

Saturday 12th of May 2012

I am so sorry that your readers are in hibernation. I must say I am a little guilty of this myself :( But please know I still love reading your posts and thank you for sharing your recipes!

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Monday 14th of May 2012

Awwww thanks so much! I am totally the pot calling the kettle black here, cause I've probably cut my posts in about half, just cause I'm busy! Love your blog & am so glad when you stop by to visit!

domestic diva, MD

Saturday 12th of May 2012

That salad looks amazing. I'm totally craving salads at the moment, since right now I'm moving in less than 3 weeks and I'm trying to eat everything from my freezer or fridge and whatever else I can so it doesn't have to go in the moving truck...

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Monday 14th of May 2012

Ohhh moving is rough. Especially trying to pare down the kitchen and empty the freezer. And then you find all the crazy that lives in the cabinet over the fridge...

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