Tex Mex Salad with Ranch Avocado Dressing

This simple and delicious take on a classic southwest salad will leave you wanting more. The black beans add a punch of plant-based protein and the quick and easy avocado dressing is made with Mother Raw Ranch Dressing & Marinade for an extra creamy kick!

Ingredients

Avocado Ranch Dressing:
Salad:
  • 1 cup uncooked barley
  • 2 1⁄2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups cooked black beans, drained
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • Handful of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 sliced green onion
  • 2 generous handfuls of tortilla chips

Method

Avocado Ranch Dressing

Mash avocado with dressing and extra garlic (we think the more the better). Set dressing aside.

Salad:

Bring the water or vegetable broth to a boil and add barley. Reduce heat to a simmer; cook covered for about 25 minutes until tender and a little chewy. Drain well and mix with remaining ingredients. Toss with avocado dressing and sprinkle with tortilla chips to serve. Ole!

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