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In the Kitchen: Fiesta Salad

NewsWatch 12's Kate Houston gives us a look at Fiesta Salad made by SODEXO.

Posted: Sep 3, 2019 1:11 PM

You will need:

Serves: 6

12 cups salad mix (spring mix, romaine, spinach)
2.5 cups chicken, sliced
1 cup sliced jalapeno peppers, pickled
3/4 cup black beans
1 cup tomatoes, wedged or diced
2/3 cup carrots, shredded
3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
6 x 10" whole wheat flour tortillas
1/2 cup Lime Juice
1/2 cup Olive Oil
1/3 cup Cilantro, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
Preparation Instructions: Taco Salad Bowls
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Create a ball of aluminum foil about 3" in diameter. Place foil in the center of the tortilla and pull in 4 sides creating a bowl. Bake bowl nested together on a sheet pan for approximately 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove foil and let cool.

Preparation Instructions: Fiesta Chicken Salad

1. Spread lettuce in the bottom of taco bowl. Sprinkle with the carrots, black beans, tomatoes, cheese, chicken and peppers.
2. Garnish with avocado wedges or cilantro.

Preparation Instructions: Cilantro-Lime Dressing
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, and garlic. Mix well with a whisk or a fork.
2. Allow flavors to meld for at least 30 minutes before serving, if possible.
3. Dress Fiesta Chicken Salad bowl and enjoy!

You will need:

serves: 6

3 cups chickpeas, canned
1/4 cup olive oil
1 T lemon juice
1 T garlic, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/3 tsp cumin
1/3 tsp black pepper
Pinch of cayenne
6 slices whole wheat flatbread
12 slices cheese
1/2 cup carrots, or other favorite veggies

Preparation Instructions:

1. In a food processor, add the beans, oil, lemon juice, spices and 1/2 cup ice cubes. Puree until smooth.
2. On a plate assemble 1/4 cup hummus, flatbread triangles, cheese slices, and veggies. Enjoy!

Nutrition and Wellness Tips

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You will need:

serves: 6

6 x 10" whole wheat flour tortillas
1 # Chicken, Diced
1/3 cup Tomatoes, diced
1/3 cup Carrots, shredded
1/3 cup Walla Walla Onion, diced
1/3 cup sliced Jalapenos, pickled
1/4 cup Cilantro
1/2 cup Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
Preparation Instructions:
1. In a bowl, combine tomatoes, onions, carrots, jalapeno and 1/8 cup cilantro. Toss gently to mix.
2. In another bowl, combine chicken, Thai Sweet Chili Sauce and 1/4 cup cilantro. Chill and let marinate.
3. Lay out a tortilla wrap, add 1/2 cup chicken mixture, and 1/2 cup vegetable mixture. Drizzle with sweet chili sauce.
4. Fold like a burrito: gently fold sides in a few inches using your fingertips, then make a pocket by pulling the bottom edge over the top of the filling and pull tight.

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