Southwestern Corn Salad

Southwestern Corn Salad

Recipe by Chef Brandon Durio at Cherry Creek in CO


1 servings

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1 Southwestern Corn Salad

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This salad comes loaded with a refreshing mix of lettuce greens, ham, turkey breast, cheese and other fabulous toppings! This yummy salad is a delicious, healthy, and filling meal option that students, teachers and parents will love!


    2 #10 Cans Corn

    1 c #10 Can Black Beans

    1 oz #10 Can Pinto Beans

    1 c 27 Ounce Can Green Chili Peppers

    3 oz Cups Canned Diced Tomatoes


    1. In a colander, strain corn.

    2. In a colander, rinse and strain both beans.

    3. Add beans to a large mixing bowl.

    4. Add corn and green chilis to a large mixing bowl.

    5. Use a slotted spoodle to strain and measure diced tomatoes into a large mixing bowl.

Lime Vinaigrette:

    1 1/2 cups Soybean Oil

    1/2 cups Lime Juice

    2 Tablespoon Oregano

    1 Tablespoon Paprika

    1/2 teaspoon Cumin

    2 teaspoons Pepper Black

    1 Tablespoon Salt

    2 Tablespoon Oregano

    Stabilize a small/medium mixing bowl using a wet-rolled towel.

    Add dry seasoning to the bowl.

    Whisk lime juice into dry seasonings.

    Continuously whisk the bowl.

    Slowly start to drizzle a steady stream of oil into the mixing bowl.

    Don’t stop whisking until all the oil has been emulsified with the lime juice.

    Fold the vinaigrette into the large mixing bowl of vegetables.

    Fold the cheese into the mixture.

    Refrigerate until the mixture reaches 41° before portioning.

    2 Pounds 12-ounce Shredded Iceberg Lettuce

    5 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

    5 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

    Spicy Ranch – whisk together and store in cooler until ready to assemble

    F5 Cups Ranch

    5 Cups Picante Sauce

To Assemble:

    Weigh out lettuce and evenly portion into an 8 ounce bowl.

    Use a #6 disher to portion corn salad onto the lettuce.

    Drizzle 1 ounce spicy ranch over the salad



Allergens: Eggs, Milk, Soy, Wheat
Meal Components: 2.25 oz of Meat/Meat Alternates, 2 oz (eq) of Whole Grain-Rich, 1 cups of Dark Green