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Southwest Grain Salad With Thyme Vinaigrette

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Aug 26, 2016

Southwest Grain Salad With Thyme Vinaigrette
  1. PREP
  2. 15 m
  • COOK
  • 05 m
  • TOTAL
  • 20 m

Rice and beans get all dressed up in this composed salad inspired by the southwest. You can even wrap this salad up in a large tortilla as a fresh take on a burrito. If you enjoy a bit of kick, feel free to add in roasted peppers or a bit of cayenne.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 3

  • 3 cups romaine lettuce
  • 2 medium raw Roma Tomato
  • 1 fruit without Avocados, raw, California
  • 2 medium raw carrots
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 3/4 cup cooked black beans
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack, Shredded
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion
  • 1 tsp Thyme, fresh
  • 4 tbsp Lemon juice, canned or bottled
  • 1 tsp Honey

DIRECTIONS

1 Squeeze the juice from the lemons into a bowl.
2 Add olive oil, vinegar, red onion, thyme and honey.
3 Whisk to combine for the dressing and then set aside.
4 Place the lettuce onto two plates.
5 Top with the avocado, tomato, carrots, beans and rice.
6 Sprinkle on the cheese.
7 Pour on the dressing.
8 PC: Susan Marque