Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring Salad: Layered Caribbean Chicken Salad

This morning I was browsing http://www.tastykitchen.com/ and came across this deliciousness posted by ceegee:

What a beautiful dish to bring to a barbeque or shower or to serve to your girlfriends! This is a must try. My sister is coming for the weekend with the baby and I know what we are having for lunch! (One modification I might make is to sub half or all of the mango with pineapple).

2 containers (6 Oz. Each) 99% Fat Free PiƱa Colada Yogurt
3 Tablespoons (up To 4 Tablespoons) Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1 teaspoon Caribbean Jerk Seasoning
3 cups Shredded Romaine Lettuce
2 cups Cubed Cooked Chicken
8 ounces, weight (2 Cups) Shredded Reduced-fat Colby-Jack Cheese, Divided
1 can (15 Oz. Can) Black Beans, Rinsed And Drained
1-½ cup Diced Peeled Ripe Fresh Mango
½ cups Chopped Seeded Italian Plum Tomatoes (1-2 Medium)
½ cups Thinly Sliced Green Onions
½ cups Cashews

In small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients until well blended. Cover and refrigerate while making the salad. In a 3-4 quart clear glass serving bowl, layer salad ingredients in the following order: shredded lettuce. chicken, 1 cup shredded cheese, black beans, mango, tomatoes, remaining 1 cup shredded cheese and green onions. Spoon half of the dressing evenly over the salad; sprinkle cashews over the top. Serve the remaining dressing on the side. Makes 4-6 servings.
(Adapted from a recipe from Pillsbury Annual Recipes 2006 cookbook.)


simpledaisy said...

OH...that looks pretty and yummy!! perfect to take to a party:)

beachhouse etc. said...

that looks awesome..i have a great recipe book for you ...especially since you are in my neck of the woods..it's called Florida's backyard...she is a local and it has some of the best recipes for us floridians...have a sunny day love your blog and i love the save the manatee button think ill put on my blog all the best suzanne

The Mrs. said...

That looks so lovely. Perfect to bring to a party!

Sarah said...

Wow.. Thanks looks so yummy. I'll have to give this recipe a try.