Southwest Salad Recipe with Spicy Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe - an easy salad recipe that's perfect for lunch or dinner. Onion Rings on a salad?! Yes, please!
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Southwest Salad Recipe with Spicy Honey Mustard

Southwest Salad Recipe with Spicy Honey Mustard Dressing - a salad packed with corn, black beans, carrots, and cheese is topped with baked Alexia Onion Rings and drizzled with a tangy, spicy homemade honey mustard dressing.
Course Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author The Gracious Wife

Ingredients

For the Spicy Honey Mustard Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons mustard
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon juice from the jarred jalapenos
  • 2-3 tablespoons jarred jalapenos finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

For the Southwest Salad Recipe

  • 1 package Alexia Onion Rings
  • 1 head Iceberg lettuce chopped
  • 1 head of Romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 head of red Romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2-3 medium carrots shredded
  • 1 15 ounce can of corn, drained
  • 1 15 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 - 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Instructions

For the Spicy Honey Mustard Dressing

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine mayo, mustard, honey, vinegar, and jalapeno juice. Whisk together until smooth and creamy.
  • Add in chopped jalapenos and cayenne pepper. Stir until combined.
  • Cover and chill for at least one hour or up to 24 hours to allow flavors to release and combine.

To assemble the salad

  • Cook Alexia Onion Rings according to package instructions.
  • In a large bowl combine lettuce, carrots, corn, black beans, and cheese. Toss to combine.
  • Place individual portions of the lettuce mixture onto serving plates, and top with cooked and slightly cooled onion rings.
  • Drizzle spicy honey mustard dressing on top, about 2-3 tablespoons for each salad plate.
  • Serve immediately.