Thank you to the makers of HERDEZ® brand for sponsoring todays post and inspiring me to try the Cocina Mexican Frozen Bowls.
I tried out Herdez frozen bowls and discovered they are a delicious and easy lunch. I was impressed by the flavor compared to the cost. It’s a great value. After I realized how much I like these bowls I decided they would be great for dinner! However a single bowls isn’t quite enough for a full dinner, so I decided to pair it with a chopped salad.
Chopped salads are the best! You don’t have to fight over giant chunks of vegetables, and you get a beautifully melded flavor in every bite. Since Herdez frozen bowls are Mexican I thought a Southwestern styled salad was called for. Thus, the Black Bean & Corn Chopped Salad was born.
The main dish was the easiest. For this meal I made the Herdez Cocina Beef Barbacoa. I heated up one bowl for each of us, at approximately five minutes per bowl. Then I chopped up the ingredients for the salad while each was cooking.
Black Bean and Corn Chopped Salad
- Half a head of iceberg lettuce chopped
- 1 roma tomato diced small
- 1/2 small or medium red onion diced small
- 1 red pepper, diced small
- 2 to 4 tbsp minced black olive (to taste)
- 1 avocado diced
- 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 2 to 4 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro (to taste)
- 1 cup shredded cheese
Combine all ingredients and gently toss them until thoroughly mixed. Add salt and pepper for flavor if you’d like. I did not add this, but I know some people like this addition. We served salsa and a spicy ranch salad dressing on the side because not everyone in our family likes dressing. If your family does like dressing you can add 1/4 cup salad dressing (give or take per preference) to the salad and combine until it’s completely mixed in.
This salad will make 4 large dinner servings, or 8 smaller side salad servings.
It’s a great salad to enjoy with your family or take to a pot luck for everyone to enjoy!
Didn’t the spread look awesome!
In case you’re wondering, those green things in the back are guacamole chips. They complimented the meal nicely. The adults also had margaritas on the rocks, while the kids enjoyed lemonade.
If you’d like to give the Herdez frozen bowls a try, head over to their site and grab a $1 off coupon!
Have you tried the Herdez frozen bowls? If so, which was your favorite flavor? If not, which of the 10 flavors would you like to try?