Chipotle Dark Chocolate Southwest Chicken Salad

6 cups shredded romaine lettuce
2 cups roasted skinless boneless chicken breast, cooked, shredded and seasoned to taste with Fajita or Taco seasoning
1 C. cherry tomatoes, halved
4 Green onions, chopped
1 Avocado, diced
1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup corn (if frozen, thawed; if canned, rinsed and drained)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Trio Carmel’s Chipotle Olive Oil
1/4 cup Trio Carmel’s Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar

This is a healthy twist on a classic southwest chicken salad, feel free to add or substitute ingredients to your personal taste preferences.  Optional ingredients to consider as a garnish include:

Chopped cilantro
Crushed tortilla chips



For Vinaigrette:

Whisk together Trio Carmel’s Chipotle Olive Oil and Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar until emulsified…set aside.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

For the Southwest Chicken Salad:
Combine lettuce and all remaining ingredients in a large bowl.  Drizzle dressing over the southwest chicken salad and toss to coat.  Add any optional garnishes before serving and enjoy!


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