Chipotle Dark Chocolate Southwest Chicken Salad

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

With this hearty, twist on a southwest chicken salad, feel free to add or substitute ingredients to your personal taste preferences.  Optional ingredients to consider as a garnish include:

  • 1/4. C. cilantro, chopped
  • Crushed tortilla chips or tortilla straws

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For Vinaigrette:
Whisk together 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!

An Olive Tap Original Recipe by Melanie, Long Grove