Not sure what made me create this colorful, fiber rich, salad but I love, love, love, it. So yummy, I’ve made it several days in a row…You might too! It’s chock full of great, skinny, satisfying ingredients. It not only contains chopped romaine lettuce instead of iceberg and lean bacon, it also has chopped bell peppers, black beans, fresh corn cut off the cob and crunchy crushed reduced-fat tortilla chips. In addition it’s tossed it in a yummy reduced-fat cilantro dressing. The skinny for 1 serving is 283 calories, 7.9g fat, 9 grams of fiber and 8 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. If made with all regular ingredients, 1 serving has 616 calories and 45 grams of fat!
- 12 strips, Oscar Meyer Center Cut Bacon
- 8 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1 cup fresh corn, cut off the cob (~2 small cobs) or 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 orange or yellow bell pepper, cleaned cored and chopped
- 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup red onions, chopped fine
- 1 cup crushed reduced-fat tortilla chips (~18 chips)
- Â½ cup Trader Joeâs Reduced-Fat Cilantro Salad Dressing, see
- shopping tip or make my recipe for Dreamy Skinny Cilantro Ranch Dressing
- 2 teaspoons honey
- To cook the bacon-place on a microwave-safe plate two sheets of paper towels. Lay on top of paper towels 6 slices of bacon in a single layer. Lay another 2 sheets of paper towels on top of bacon. Cook in microwave until crisp (~ 4 to 5 minutes). Blot the cook pieces and set side. Repeat the steps with remaining 6 pieces, using more paper towels.
- In a large bowl add the chopped romaine, tomatoes, corn, peppers, beans, onions and tortilla chips. Crumble in cooked bacon.
- In a small bowl, mix together dressing and honey. Add dressing to salad and toss well. Add a little more dressing, if desired. Or, line each plate with lettuce. Divide and place all the ingredients in rows on top of lettuce, as shown in the photo. Serve with dressing on the side.
- Find my recipe for Dreamy Skinny Cilantro Ranch Dressing at http://www.skinnykitchen.com/recipes/dreamy-skinny-cilantro-ranch-dressing/
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Serving Size 330g|
|Recipe makes 4 servings|
|Calories from Fat 126||24%|
|Total Fat 14.05g||18%|
|Saturated Fat 1.72g||7%|
|Trans Fat 0.04g|
|Total Carbs 84.92g||23%|
|Dietary Fiber 13.6g||45%|