It is easy to make and very flexible. We alter the ingredients all the time. It is also beautiful to look at.
So, if you need a salad and you’re tired of just lettuce and tomatoes, give this a try!
8 cups shredded lettuce
8 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
3-1/2 cups tomatoes, chopped
1 can (16 ounces each) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can (16 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 C shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and diced
*We also add in black olives, chopped yellow onions instead of green onions – just be creative. Oh, and we don’t really measure what we put in. We just eyeball it.
1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
2/3 cup salsa
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1-1/4 cups minced fresh cilantro (OK, you can leave it out if you must – but I love it!)
PS: This is the BEST DRESSING EVER!
Place the lettuce in a trifle bowl. Arrange some egg slices around edge of bowl; place remaining eggs over romaine. Top with tomatoes, corn, beans, onions and cheese. In large bowl, drizzle lime juice over avocados; gently toss to coat. Sprinkle avocados over tomatoes; spreading to sides of bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, lime juice, cumin and chili powder. Stir in cilantro. Pour dressing over salad. Garnish with additional olives, tomatoes and cheese if desired.
Yield: 16 servings. Ish.