Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad with Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses

Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients, because preparing this Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad is not only quick and easy, but the end result is absolutely worth it. Picture this: tender grilled chicken placed on a bed of fresh, crisp veggies and hearty beans, all topped with a delicious and (surprisingly!) simple handmade dressing. Trust us, the combination of tastes and textures is out of this world.

Let’s talk about that dressing. It’s a homemade masterpiece, featuring the vibrant flavors of fresh cilantro, creamy avocado, tangy lime juice and just a hint of garlic. This dressing takes the salad to a whole new level of epicness, with its authentic Mexican-inspired goodness.

Here’s the best part: not only does this Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad taste incredible, but it also aligns perfectly with the Nutrisystem meal plan. On Nutrisystem, this dish counts as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel, three Vegetables and two Extras. So you can enjoy a restaurant-quality meal right in the comfort of your own home, knowing that you’re making smart and healthy choices.

So go ahead and take your taste buds on a flavor adventure with this Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad. It’s the perfect base for a Flex meal and will leave you feeling satisfied, nourished and craving for more.

Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 367

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel, 3 Vegetables and 2 Extras


  • Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad:
  • 4 oz. grilled chicken breast
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • ½ cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chopped red bell peppers
  • 2 cups diced cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup corn
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing:
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, stems removed and roughly chopped
  • ¼ avocado
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (about 1/2 lime)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsp. white wine vinegar
  • Pinch of salt (to taste)


  1. Puree all dressing ingredients in blender until smooth.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients and stir.
  3. Toss with dressing.
  4. Divide in half and serve.
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