Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Santa Fe Salad with Chili-Lime Dressing (WW)

 dressing ingredients:

 6 Tbsp reduced-calorie mayonnaise 
 3 Tbsp cilantro, fresh, finely chopped 
 3 Tbsp water 
 1 medium uncooked scallion(s), minced 
 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 
 2 tsp sugar 
 1/2 tsp chili powder

salad ingredients:
  
  15 oz canned black beans, rinsed and drained 
  1 1/2 cup(s) cooked corn kernels, fresh or frozen 
  2 cup(s) grape tomatoes 
  1 medium sweet red pepper(s), cut into thin strips (about 1 1/2 cups) 
  8 cup(s) romaine lettuce, cut into thick shreds (about 2 hearts)


  • To make dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, cilantro, water, scallion, lime juice, sugar and chili powder until smooth. Transfer to a jar or a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • In a large bowl layer remaining ingredients in order listed; cover and refrigerate.
  • To serve, spoon salad ingredients into a bowl. Shake dressing and then drizzle dressing over salad; toss well to coat.  Yields 8 servings and about 2 cups of salad and 1 1/2 tablespoons of dressing per serving. 
This recipe comes from Weight Watchers and has a Plus Points value of 3 per serving.  This looks good and I will look forward to trying it out.

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