Chuckwagon Wheel Salad

5 Jul

stampede salad
We don’t know what we like better — the chive-blossom topped chopped salad or the hilarious looking pasta wheels. So Stampedy!

Crisp, cool greens jumpled with sweet corn, black beans, tomatoes, green pepper, onion, cilantro and dressed with creamy avocado and Newman’s Own Family Style Italian homemade caesar vinaigrette.

For Stampede time, salads are always a necessity when the ubiquitos beef on a bun catches up with you. Although we wouldn’t turn our nose up at adding grilled steak, chicken or salmon. Earls has a southwestern lime, corn, black bean, feta, and date number that is easy to make at home. See recipe at bottom.

2 cups diced barbecued chicken
1 cup diced green pepper
1 cup black beans
1 cup corn
1 cup of sliced grape tomatoes
4 green onions, chopped, or chives
1 large romaine heart, washed and chopped
Fistful of cilantro, washed and chopped
2 avocados, diced
Crushed tortilla chips for topping

Combine all ingredients, saving avocado and chips for the top.
Toss salad with dressing and gently stir in avocado. Top wth tortilla chips.


2 whole chicken breasts, cut in half
cajun seasoning
olive oil

1/4 cup fresh peanuts
1/4 cup peanut oil
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp soya sauce
1 small clove garlic, pressed or finely chopped
2 tbsp lime zest
2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp cumin

1 cup dates, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces and soaked in hot water for 5 minutes
8 cups mixed greens and chopped romaine lettuce
3/4 cup corn kernels
14 oz can (398 ml) black beans, well rinsed and well drained
1 avocado, thinly sliced
3/4 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped, roasted peanuts

Rub chicken breasts all over with olive oil; sprinkle cajun spice on both sides. Grill over medium-high heat or broil until done. Set aside. Slice diagonally into 1/4″ wide slices.

Make dressing in a small food processor until almost smooth.

Toss lettuce with dressing.
Add corn, dates and black beans and half the feta cheese and tortilla pieces into lettuces; gently toss.
Top with thinly sliced avocado, crumbled feta cheese, tortilla pieces, chicken pieces and chopped peanuts.

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