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McDonald's may have phased out their Southwest Salad, but that doesn't mean you have to live without it. Check out our super-duper recipe swap... 
HG's Southwest Salad McSwap!

PER SERVING (entire recipe, with dressing): 350 calories, 4g fat, 720mg sodium, 39g carbs, 6g fiber, 15g sugars, 43g protein -- POINTS® value 7*

We've received gazillions of emails from subscribers who are totally bummed out about the disappearance of the Southwest Salad from the McDonald's menu. Don't fret -- you can make an exact replica of it at home. Feel free to take it to work in a plastic container and make your co-workers jealous.


For Marinade
1/2 tbsp. honey
1/2 tbsp. lime juice
1/2 tbsp. yellow mustard
1/4 tsp. cilantro

For Salad
3 cups chopped lettuce
4 oz. cooked boneless skinless lean chicken breast; sliced or chopped
1/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1 1/2 tbsp. chopped poblano pepper (or any mild green pepper)
1 1/2 tbsp. canned sweet corn kernels
1 1/2 tbsp. canned black beans
2 tbsp. shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
3 Baked! Doritos; crushed

For Dressing
2 tbsp. fat-free ranch dressing
1 tbsp. fat-free sour cream
1/4 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. lime juice
1/4 tsp. chili powder
dash onion powder
dash garlic powder
dash cumin

Mix together marinade ingredients in a small bowl -- add chicken and coat it in the marinade. Set aside. In a pan spritzed with nonstick spray, cook tomatoes and corn over high heat until slightly charred. Place lettuce in a bowl, and top with marinated chicken, tomatoes & corn, chopped pepper, and black beans. Sprinkle with cheese and chips. In a small dish, combine all of the dressing ingredients with 1 tsp. water. Serve dressing alongside salad for easy dipping. Enjoy!


Today, October 18th, is National Chocolate Cupcake Day! Perhaps it's time to whip up a batch of Yum Yum Brownie Muffins?! (Or, if you're feeling lazy, just grab a Hostess 100 Calorie Pack of chocolate cupcakes instead.)
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