This recipe was inspired by McDonald’s incredible Southwest Chicken Salad. Crisp romaine or iceburg lettuce is topped with Cilantro Lime Chicken, black beans and corn, and (if desired) sharp cheddar cheese. This recipe is formulated to serve four people. Please adjust amounts accordingly.

8 cups romaine or iceburg lettuce, chopped
1 cup grated or chipped carrot
2 cups canned sweet corn
2 cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed well
1 recipe Cilantro Lime Chicken , chopped into bite sized pieces(chop the peppers, too)

1/2 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese (optional)
1/2 c celiac safe tortilla chips, roughly crushed (optional)

Southwestern Dressing
1/2 c gluten free ranch dressing
1/4 c gluten free sour cream
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp cumin

Assemble Salad Ingredients: Split all ingredients equally between four plates, in the order suggested.

Mix Dressing Ingredients. Pour over salads, dividing equally between four plates.