South-of-the-Border Chicken Salad with Tequila Lime Dressing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 25, 2022
Add a burst of color to your table with this fresh main-dish that's topped with homemade tequila lime salad dressing. For a simple garnish sprinkle salad with lightly crushed tortilla chips.—Annette Hottenstein, Cockeysville, Maryland
South-of-the-Border Chicken Salad with Tequila Lime Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 romaine hearts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


  1. Add romaine to a large salad bowl. Top with remaining salad ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients. Pour over salad; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

2 cups: 404 calories, 21g fat (4g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 7g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 fat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch.