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A salad with chicken, avocado, black beans, corn, and tomatoes shot from over the top.
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Southwest Chicken Caesar Salad

This loaded Southwest Chicken Caesar Salad is packed with flavor, texture and nutrition. This easy salad recipe is a delicious choice for a stress-free, wholesome meal.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad, Salad Dressing
Cuisine: Southwest
Diet: Low Calorie
Servings: 6
Calories: 456kcal


For the Southwest Caesar Dressing

For the Southwest Chicken Caesar Salad

  • 4 cups chopped romaine hearts
  • 2 cups roughly chopped mixed baby greens
  • 2 cups chopped or sliced fully cooked chicken I use rotisserie chicken
  • 15 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
  • 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar and/or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 or 2 avocados sliced
  • tortilla strips or chips for garnish, optional


Make the Southwest Caesar Salad Dressing

  • Combine the dressing, Sriracha (to taste), cumin, coriander, and lime juice. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Assemble the Salad

  • Scatter the chopped greens over the bottom of a large, shallow bowl or platter. Top with the remaining ingredients, through the avocado, placing them in rows or piles with a little separation between each.
  • Top individual servings with the dressing and tortilla strips or crushed tortilla chips.


Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 812mg | Potassium: 801mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4728IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 4mg