I love Southwest Salads, but the calories are killers. So I came up with a super quick salad that takes about 10 minutes. There’s a cheat in it thats makes it quick! Alexia Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes & vegetables. This stuff is good and not bad in sodium (but could be better) and calories.
Quick Southwest Salad
1 Cup of Alexia Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatos & Vegetables (Cook according to directions)
3 oz cooked chicken – shredded or diced up (I make left over chicken from the night before and use that or grill some up fresh)
1.5 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1 small tomato diced
2 tortilla chips – crumbles to sprinkle on top
2 Tbsp of Spicy Chipotle Aiolo Sauce (directions below)
Cook Alexia Chipotle Roasted Sweet potatoes & Veggies according to direction. You can use the left overs for lunch or in a tortilla shell!
On a large plate, add your lettuce, top with cooked veggies, tomato & then chicken, Aiolo Sauce and crumble two tortilla chips on top.
Calories: 285.7, Fat: 8.2, Cholesterol: 48, Sodium: 325, Potassium: 781, Carbs: 27, Fiber: 6.7, Sugar: 6.5, Protein: 25
Spicy Chipotle Aiolo Sauce
3 tablespoons fat free mayonnaise (Best Foods or Hellmann’s)
3 tablespoons of non fat plain Greek Yogurt (Trader Joe’s)
2 teaspoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo (canned, save the peppers & sauce in the fridge, it will last forever)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Put all ingredients in a little bowl and wisk until smooth.
Refrigerate until needed.
Serving Size: 3/4 cup or 12 Tbsp.
The Sauce is so good, you can use it for hamburgers, salads, chicken, on wraps and more. It lasts a couple of weeks in the fridge.
So delish and so easy!!
Not bad for under 300 calories! Very filling. Alexia Roasted Veggies are in the freezer department of the grocery store.
By the way, I updated my Weight Loss Story, so if you’d like check it out. 🙂
Off to watch the season premier of Two and Half Men and How I Met Your Mother. Have a great and healthy week!