In-Season Recipe Swap: Lettuce

Welcome to our third In-Season Recipe Swap! :) Our past themes have been milk and asparagus, and today we're sharing recipes that use lettuce!

My new recipe for this week is this salad I created.

Southwest Chicken Salad

I created this salad as a healthy, homemade "Southwest" type of dish. It's light enough to be served as a dinner side, or for lunch. Joshua and I had a very difficult time deciding what to call this salad! The ingredient list isn't long, but it's varied.

Lettuce (of course). Colorful peppers. Green onions, avocados, black beans, chicken, and cilantro. The homemade dressing (recipe included) has garlic, as well. We finally decided that "Southwest Chicken Salad" was simple and, well, you'll just have to try it and let us know what it should really be called! :)

Southwest Chicken Salad

I wanted to have a new recipe to share for this swap, but we do have some old standbys, as well. :)

This vinegar and oil salad dressing recipe is the one my mom always makes for her garden-fresh lettuces. It's really super good on those tender new leaves!

Taco salad has long been one of our top summer meals that uses a lot of lettuce! :)

Oriental Chicken Salad recipe

Oriental Chicken Salad is a family favorite, passed to me from my friend Sheri in Ohio.

And this Olive Garden Salad and Dressing is spectacular! Yum!!

Okay, I'm ready to check out your favorite recipes that feature lettuce as a main ingredient! :)

How to participate:

Post your recipe, including your own photo of the food. Recipes must follow the week's theme, obviously. :)

Link to this post, and then come over here and let us know where to find YOU! Mr. Linky wasn't pulling up this evening, so just leave your links in a comment and I will manually add them to this post throughout the day. :)

Coming recipe themes: Rhubarb (May 27), Strawberries (June 3), Green peas with edible pods (June 10), Blueberries (June 17) and Sour cherries (June 24).

1. Wildfire Salad (Holly)
2. Healthy Homemade Salad Dressing (Laura)
3. Wilted Lettuce (Quinn)
4. Asian Salad Dressing (Lynn)
5. Chinese Chicken Salad
6. Grilled Chicken Salad (Kara)
7. Wilted Lettuce and Onion Salad (Brandy)
8. Barbecue Salad (Micha)
9. Simple Salade Composee (Jessica)
10. Southwest Salad (Lenetta)
11. Lettuce Wraps (Crystal)
12. Haystacks (Martha)


I love southwest type salads!

Here is mine!

Wildfire salad

Here is my contribution:

The Orchestra Director's Wife

Blessings! :-)

I am definitely making your Southwest salad for dinner tonight! I roasted a turkey this weekend for a dinner that never happened (long story), so I have lots of leftover turkey to use up. By chance I have all of the other ingredients on hand too. YAY!

Wow, I'm so glad to hear that this recipe fit your pantry/fridge contents so well today! :) I hope you like it!! ;)

p.s. you could always add extra meat to the salad, if you're making it for a main dish and have family members who need/prefer more meat in their meal! :) Barbecue Salad.

I went and grabbed the stuff for it today for DH & I for lunch tomorrow.

Here is my own lettuce themed recipe....

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