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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Southwest 7 Layer Salad / Recipes From Our Dinner Table

If you have read any of the recipes on my blog, you already know that I am quite fond of southwestern food. Well, actually, I am crazy for it! I love all the flavors that meld together to tickle your tongue and deliver an amazing taste sensation. So, when I heard that we were creating layers of salad for today's theme, I thought Southwestern Salad, and I was in! 

I used large glasses. I wasn't sure if they would be easy to eat from, but they work perfectly. They are easy to use for a catering or a backyard party! Also, it is just a fun way to serve, and everyone gets their own glass.

This recipe is easy to put together. I started by cooking the chicken the day before I wanted to serve the salad. However, I waited until the day I wanted to serve them to put it all together .This salad is served cold, which makes things easier. These would be great for any informal or formal get together or party! 


Southwest 7 Layer Salad

(makes 2 salads)

(printable recipe at end of page)


1-8 ounce raw Chicken Breast

Southwest Chipotle Seasoning Blend

1 Corn on the Cob, husked

1/2 tbl soft Butter

1 bag Chopped Romaine Mix

4 tablespoons Black Beans, drained

2 slices Red Onion

6 tablespoon Salsa

4 scoops Sour Cream

1-2 tablespoons shredded 4 cheese Mexican Blend

1/2 of an Avocado, cut into chunks

crushed tortilla chips




Filet the chicken breast, then sprinkle the chicken with SW Chipotle Seasoning Blend. Grill until the chicken is done, turning it to insure the center of the chicken is fully cooked. Because you fileted the chicken, it will cook quicker than a thicker piece. Grill both sides, and remove them from the grill when they are done.

 

Roll the corn on the cob with the softened butter, then sprinkle the corn with more of the SW Chipotle Seasoning Blend. Place the corn on the grill. Cook for 5-10 minutes, turning the corn when needed, on a medium high grill, or until you achieve a color on the corn that you are happy with.



Cut the corn from the cob with a sharp knife. 



Start filling the glasses, starting with the lettuce, then add the 2 tbl. of black beans on top of the lettuce. Add 3 tbl. of the cut corn for the next layer, followed by the red onion. Cut 2 slices of red onion and then chop each slice into small pieces, like in the picture. 


Add 3 tablespoons of salsa to each glass, on top of the red onion.


Chop the chicken into small pieces. Add them to the glasses, on top of the red onion. Next, add 2  tablespoons  of sour cream to each glass. 


Sprinkle the sour cream with the shredded cheese, and top off your salad with the avocado chunks. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve. 

*A little note ~If you are not planning on serving the salad for a few hours, don't add the avocado at this time. Chop it and add it right before serving for a much fresher looking salad.


Sprinkle the crushed tortilla chips on the top of the avocado chunks. Enjoy your Southwest 7 Layer Salad!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you will try this fun and tasty Southwest 7 Layer Salad!

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salad, lunch, chicken, picnic food, party food,
Yield: 2
Author: The Freshman Cook
Southwest 7 Layer Salad

Southwest 7 Layer Salad

This Southwest 7 Layer Salad is full of amazingly tasty southwestern flavors. This salad is bursting with southwest favorites such as black beans, red onions, salsa, grilled corn, avocado and crushed tortilla chips.

Ingredients

Southwest 7 Layer Salad
  • 8 ounce raw Chicken Breast
  • Southwest Chipotle Seasoning Blend
  • 1 Corn on the Cob, husked
  • 1/2 tbl soft Butter
  • 1 bag Chopped Romaine Mix
  • 4 tablespoons Black Beans, drained
  • 2 slices Red Onion
  • 6 tablespoon Salsa
  • 4 scoops Sour Cream
  • 2 tablespoons shredded 4 cheese Mexican Blend
  • 1/2 of an Avocado, cut into chunks
  • crushed tortilla chips

Instructions

  1. Filet the chicken breast, then sprinkle the chicken with SW Chipotle Seasoning Blend. Grill until the chicken is done, turning it to insure the center of the chicken is fully cooked. Because you fileted the chicken, it will cook quicker than a thicker piece. Grill both sides, and remove them from the grill when they are done.
  2. Roll the corn on the cob with the softened butter, then sprinkle the corn with more of the SW Chipotle Seasoning Blend. Place the corn on the grill. Cook for 5-10 minutes, turning the corn when needed, on a medium high grill, or until you achieve a color on the corn that you are happy with.
  3. Cut the corn from the cob with a sharp knife.
  4. Start filling the glasses, starting with the lettuce, then add the 2 tbl. of black beans on top of the lettuce. Add 3 tbl. of the cut corn for the next layer, followed by the red onion. Cut 2 slices of red onion and then chop each slice into small pieces, like in the picture.
  5. Add 3 tablespoons of salsa to each glass, on top of the red onion.
  6. Chop the chicken into small pieces. Add them to the glasses, on top of the red onion. Next, add 2 tablespoons of sour cream to each glass.
  7. Sprinkle the sour cream with the shredded cheese, and top off your salad with the avocado chunks. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
  8. *A little note ~If you are not planning on serving the salad for a few hours, don't add the avocado at this time. Chop it and add it right before serving for a much fresher looking salad.
  9. Sprinkle the crushed tortilla chips on the top of the avocado chunks. Enjoy your Southwest 7 Layer Salad!
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Charred Corn Salad / #BBQWeek

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Every BBQ needs a few side dishes to round out the meal, so for Day 3 of #BBQWeek, I made this yummy Charred Corn Salad! Full of flavor and fresh vegetables, like asparagus from #Michigan Asparagus and fresh corn, right off the cob, along with a few more, this makes a great addition to any cookout! Your guests will love the freshness and you will love the fact that you can put this salad together the day before you plan to  serve it!

Charred Corn Salad 
(printable recipe at end of recipe)

8-10 Asparagus Stalks
drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
salt
2 Ears of Corn
1 small Yellow Pepper
1 medium Orange Pepper
1 White Onion
8-10 mini Red Tomatoes
1 fresh Lime
3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Juice from 1/2 a Lime
Pinch of Salt
Ground Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Sugar ( if needed)
1/2 fresh Avocado

Drizzle asparagus with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
Place asparagus on the grill, watching it carefully to make sure it does not burn. Turn it often.
Char the corn cobs and the yellow pepper by placing them on the grill, and as they char, keep turning them until they are completely charred.
Remove the corn and pepper from the grill. Place the pepper in a glass bowl and cover the top with plastic wrap. Seal it tight. The heat from the plastic will loosen the skin on the pepper, making it easier to peel the outer skin off. It should be ready to be peeled in 15-20 minutes. Start pulling the peppers skin off. If it does not come off easily, recover the bowl and give the pepper more time. Set the pepper to the side and throw out the skin.
Cut the corn off the cob.
Chop the orange pepper and some slices of the onion. Wrap them together in foil, along with a pat of butter. Place on the grill to become tender.
Chop the top part of your asparagus into pieces. Discard the bottom part.
Mix everything together in a bowl. Chop the avocado and place on the top.
Make the Lime Vinaigrette by adding the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the lime juice, salt and pepper to a small bowl. Whisk as you add the ingredients. Taste, and if too tart, add the sugar.
Pour vinaigrette over salad as you are serving, or in the case of a potluck party, let the vinaigrette sit nearby, so your guests can add their own!

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Charred Corn Salsa by The Freshman Cook
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Everything Bagel Pasta Salad by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Grilled Asparagus Salad by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
  Grilled Chicken Tikki Tacos by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
  Grilled Kale Salad with Ricotta by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
  Grilled Lemon Pepper Asparagus by The Chef Next Door
  Grilled Nam Prik Shrimp Skewers by 4 Sons 'R' Us
Grilled Spiced Blue Hawaiian Cocktail by Daily Dish Recipes
  Grilled Stuffed Meatballs with Pineapple Sauce by Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
  Hawaiian Macaroni Salad by Jonesin' For Taste
Jersey Style Hot Dogs by Jolene's Recipe Journal
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Sweet & Spicy Tangerine Shrimp & Pineapple Kabobs by Books n' Cooks
  Texas-Style Smoked Beef Ribs by Palatable Pastime


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Charred Corn Salad

ingredients:

8-10 Asparagus Stalks
drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
salt
2 Ears of Corn
1 small Yellow Pepper
1 medium Orange Pepper
1 White Onion
8-10 mini Red Tomatoes
1 fresh Lime
3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Juice from 1/2 a Lime
Pinch of Salt
Ground Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Sugar ( if needed)
1/2 fresh Avocado

instructions:


  1. Drizzle asparagus with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  2. Place asparagus on the grill, watching it carefully to make sure it does not burn. Turn it often.
  3. Char the corn cobs and the yellow pepper by placing them on the grill, and as they char, keep turning them until they are completely charred.
  4. Remove the corn and pepper from the grill. Place the pepper in a glass bowl and cover the top with plastic wrap. Seal it tight. The heat from the plastic will loosen the skin on the pepper, making it easier to peel the outer skin off. It should be ready to be peeled in 15-20 minutes. Start pulling the peppers skin off. If it does not come off easily, recover the bowl and give the pepper more time. Set the pepper to the side and throw out the skin.
  5. Cut the corn off the cob.
  6. Chop the orange pepper and some slices of the onion. Wrap them together in foil, along with a pat of butter. Place on the grill to become tender.
  7. Chop the top part of your asparagus into pieces. Discard the bottom part.
  8. Mix everything together in a bowl. Chop the avocado and place on the top.
  9. Make the Lime Vinaigrette by adding the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the lime juice, salt and pepper to a small bowl. Whisk as you add the ingredients. Taste, and if too tart, add the sugar.
    Pour vinaigrette over salad as you are serving, or in the case of a potluck party, let the vinaigrette sit nearby, so your guests can add their own!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Fresh Fruit Salad / #TasteCreations

I love a fun picnic anytime of year! Do you? They are so fun in the fall, with falling leaves and the crisp autumn air, and I love them in the spring when everything is starting to bloom, and I can't wait to get outside after a long winter,  and or course they are a natural summer activity that I always look forward to. I have had a few winter picnics with friends and family and they are fun too, but there is a lot of hurrying to eat, and constantly stoking the fire to keep warm, and a lot of frozen toes. Fun but in moderation!
We are all about picnic foods at the #TasteCreations party today, so I brought a Fresh Fruit Salad, which is always a favorite! It takes pretty much no time to put together, and it has that great flavor and feeling that you can only get from fresh fruit! I hope you enjoy it! 


 Fresh Fruit Salad

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Chicken Fried Picnic Salad / #SundaySupper

Let me tell you about the Chicken Fried Picnic Salad!! As we get closer and closer to summer, I always like to start making lists of places I want to go and things I like to do. One of the activities I plan every year is a picnic! I love them. But then, who doesn't love an activity that revolves around fantastic food, wonderful friends and fresh air?!! Follow that train of thought, and that is how I came up with this Chicken Fried Picnic Salad! 
Today for #SundaySupper we are all about salads, and this salad gives you the picnic feel even if you are not on one! You have your fried chicken, potato salad, hard boiled eggs, and a few more tasty bites. I wanted to add baked beans, but I was talked out of it! (I still think it might be good!) 

 Chicken Fried Picnic Salad
(printable recipe at end of post)

Potato Salad
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
2 teaspoon Mustard
2 teaspoon Sugar
2 hard boiled Eggs
3 medium Potatoes
ground pepper

Fried Chicken 
 2pounds boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
2 cups Flour
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
Ground Pepper
6 Eggs
6 packs Ritz Crackers Everything flavor
Oil for frying

Salad
Iceberg Lettuce
Romaine Lettuce
Cherry Tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup Corn Niblets
2 Hard Boiled Eggs
2 pieces Bacon
Sunflower Seeds
Dressing of your choice

Boil 4-6 eggs. Start by placing the eggs in a pan and covering them with cold water. Bring the water to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes. Take pan off the heat and place under the faucet. Run cold water into the pan until the eggs are cold. Make sure the eggs are completely cooled before peeling. Set aside.
Chop potatoes into large bite sized pieces. Place in cold water. Bring water to a boil and boil until pieces are tender. Check with a fork. It should only be about 5-10 minutes. Drain and cool potatoes. They can be cooled in the refrigerator.
Once potatoes are completely cooled, place them in a large bowl. Chop up 2 of the hard boiled eggs and add them to the bowl.
In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, and sugar. Pour the sauce over the potatoes and mix. Sprinkle with ground pepper. Refrigerate.
 Filet the chicken breasts if they are too thick.
Cut out any veins and fatty pieces.
Slice chicken into slices.
Set up a mini frying station with flour, add the garlic powder and pepper.
Put eggs in another dish and whip.
Crush crackers.
Coat each piece of chicken with the flour, dip in the eggs, and roll in the crushed crackers.
Pan fry each chicken piece in oil. I fried at 330 degrees to brown the outside and make sure the inside was cooked, turning 4 times, cooking each time for 1 minute.
Pan fry the corn in a teaspoon of butter.
Cook bacon and chop. Chop onion.
Chop up the romaine and the iceberg. Mix them together and place on a plate or in a bowl to serve. 
Quarter 2 hard boiled eggs and place on top of lettuce. Add tomatoes. Add corn, bacon and sunflower seeds.  Place 5 dollops of potato salad around the salad. Place chicken tenders on top of salad. 
Drizzle with your favorite dressing, and enjoy!
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yield: 2 Saladsprint recipe

Chicken Fried Picnic Salad

INGREDIENTS:

Potato Salad
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoon Mustard
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 hard boiled Eggs
  • 3 medium Potatoes
  • ground pepper
Fried Chicken
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • Ground Pepper
  • 6 Eggs
  • 6 packs Ritz Crackers Everything flavor
  • Oil for frying
Salad
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped Onion
  • 1/4 cup Corn Niblets
  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 2 pieces Bacon
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Dressing of your choice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Boil 4-6 eggs. Start by placing the eggs in a pan and covering them with cold water. Bring the water to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes. Take pan off the heat and place under the faucet. Run cold water into the pan until the eggs are cold. Make sure the eggs are completely cooled before peeling. Set aside.
  2. Chop potatoes into large bite sized pieces. Place in cold water. Bring water to a boil and boil until pieces are tender. Check with a fork. It should only be about 5-10 minutes. Drain and cool potatoes. They can be cooled in the refrigerator.
  3. Once potatoes are completely cooled, place them in a large bowl. Chop up 2 of the hard boiled eggs and add them to the bowl.
  4. In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, and sugar. Pour the sauce over the potatoes and mix. Sprinkle with ground pepper. Refrigerate.
  5. Filet the chicken breasts if they are too thick.
  6. Cut out any veins and fatty pieces. Slice chicken into slices.
  7. Set up a mini frying station with flour, add the garlic powder and pepper. Put eggs in another dish and whip. Crush crackers.
  8. Coat each piece of chicken with the flour, dip in the eggs, and roll in the crushed crackers.
  9. Pan fry each chicken piece in oil. I fried at 330 degrees to brown the outside and make sure the inside was cooked, turning 4 times, cooking each time for 1 minute.
  10. Pan fry the corn in a teaspoon of butter. Cook bacon and chop. Chop onion. Chop up the romaine and the iceberg. Mix them together and place on a plate or in a bowl to serve.
  11. Quarter 2 hard boiled eggs and place on top of lettuce. Add tomatoes. Add corn, bacon and sunflower seeds. Place 5 dollops of potato salad around the salad. Place chicken tenders on top of salad. Drizzle with your favorite dressing, and enjoy!
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