I have a couple of secrets I need to tell you.

  1. I just might be a little addicted to this Southwestern Warm Chopped Salad.
  2. It just might be one of the easiest dishes I make since it usually involves leftovers.

You won’t share those secrets, will you? I kind of have a reputation of being a complicated cook…I’m really not, but I just like to experiment. A lot. So …. shhhh.

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This recipe is just a “suggestion.” The amount of each ingredients depends upon what you have on hand and your preferences. The ingredients can either be raw or cooked. Like I said, it just depends upon what’s in your pantry and frig.

It’s healthy, nutritious and delicious. I rather like that combination myself.  And did I mention how easy it is? Well, that’s no secret!

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Southwestern Warm Chopped Salad

Category: salad

1 salad


  • For 1 serving:
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded kale
  • 1/2 cup riced cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup diced jicama, kohlrabi or parsnips
  • 1/3 cup My Brother's Corn and Black Bean Salsa (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Garnish: shredded fiesta blend, cheddar or cojita cheese (or a combination), 1/2 half avocado cubed, 1/4 cup tortilla strips, cubed tomato


  1. Combine kale, cauliflower, sweet potato, jicama, salsa and ground chipotle in a microwaveable bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or a plate.
  2. Microwave on HIGH 3-4 minutes. Stir.
  3. Garnish with cheese, avocado and tortilla strips. Top with cubed tomato, if desired.
  4. I told you it was easy! Now go enjoy it:)