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Southwestern Beef Salad with Chile Lime Dressing

Posted Aug 31 2013 5:24am

This Southwestern Beef Salad with Chile Lime Dressing was a big hit when I made it for dinner recently.  I liked it because it was easy to make. It’s a no-cook, one-bowl recipe, perfect for summer. All I had to do was some assembly. And Rod liked this Southwestern Beef Salad’s main ingredients: beef and corn. A winning combination in his book.

Southwestern Beef Salad

Southwestern Beef Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

I never would have thought up this delicious southwestern beef salad with chile lime dressing on my own. That’s why I like to read cook books. I got the idea while leafing through the  Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook , a great cookbook that I haven’t used nearly enough since buying it last year.

I made a few changes. The original recipe called for 1/2 a teaspoon of minced chipotles in adobo. I didn’t feel like opening a whole can of chipotles in adobo to use just 1/2 teaspoon for this southwestern beef salad, so I used a teaspoon of chili powder instead. I increased the fresh lime juice from 1 tablespoon to 2 because I like my dressing on the tangy side. And I added a bed of greens which just seemed like a good idea.

Rod gave this southwestern beef salad with chile lime dressing an enthusiastic thumbs up. Which is a great endorsement from a guy who used to think he didn’t like salads. I’m definitely planning to make it again while corn and tomatoes are in season.


Southwestern Beef Salad with Chile Lime Dressing
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This Southwestern beef salad with chile lime dressing is hearty enough to satisfy even the most die-hard meat and potato lovers.
Recipe type: Main, Entree Salad
Serves: 4

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (from about 3 ears of corn)
  • 1 large tomato seeded and chopped
  • 1 Haas avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaved, roughly chopped
  • 8 cups chopped romaine or mixed salad greens
  • 1 pound thinly sliced lean roast beef, trimmed

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice, chile powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Add the corn kernels, tomato, avocado and cilantro. Toss gently to mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt, pepper, chile powder and/or lime juice to suit your tastes.
  2. Place 2 cups of chopped romaine on each of 4 plates.
  3. Divide the slices of roast beef evenly on top on the romaine on each of the plates. Top evenly with the corn mixture.

Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 salad): 326 calories, 13 g fat, 16 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 38 g protein and *8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus



*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Simple Nourished Living and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.


Slightly adapted from Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook

Here’s a helpful video on cutting corn from the cob:

If you liked this Southwestern Beef Salad with Chile Lime Dressing, here are some of my other favorites for you to consider:

Pasta with Fresh Corn and Tomatoes
Creamy Chili Corn Soup with Chicken and Black Beans
Chicken Flatbread with Salsa Verde, White Beans and Corn
Easy Healthy Taco Salad
Cheeseburger Salad

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