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Taco Salad

BY Chris Dickson

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil
4 ounces Mexican chorizo, casing removed
5 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1/2 cup Del Monte® whole kernel sweet gold and white corn, drained
1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 Roma tomato, diced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, for garnish
1/4 cup tortilla strips, for garnish

Lime vinaigrette:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Zest of 1 lime
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar, or more to taste
To make the vinaigrette, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lime zest, juice and sugar in a small bowl; set aside. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chorizo and cook until dry and crisp, about 2 minutes, making sure to crumble the chorizo as it cooks; let cool. To assemble the salad, place romaine lettuce in a large bowl; top with chorizo, corn, black beans, tomato and cilantro. Pour the dressing on top of the salad and gently toss to combine. Stir in avocado. Serve immediately, garnished with cheese and tortilla strips, if desired.