Southwest Chicken Salad - a hearty dinner salad filled with lots of healthy and delicious ingredients.

Southwest Chicken Salad

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 dinner servings or 8 side dish servings 1x


This easy Southwest Chicken Salad is a great way to use up leftover chicken in a recipe that only takes minutes to throw together. Serve it as a lunch or dinner entree or smaller portions as a side dish.




  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder


  • 8 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 3 cups cubed or shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small yellow summer squash, chopped
  • 1 (15 oz) can or home cooked black beans, drained and rinsed


  1. To make the dressing, combine all of the ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake until well combined.
  2. To make the salad, combine all of the ingredients and toss to combine. Add the dressing and toss again to coat the salad.