Calling this salad Southwest is probably a lie, but it IS fresh, and I love it.
jalapeno peppers (optional)
lettuce (butter lettuce is best, but iceberg also works)
cheddar cheese (optional)
Dice tomatoes, onions, peppers. Add black beans and cilantro leaves (to taste). Squeeze lime juice over top; refrigerate this mix for about an hour to let the flavours blend.
Wash and tear lettuce, make a bed of it on your plate.
Spoon tomato mix over lettuce.
Slice up avocado, put on top. Same with cheese.
Seriously, this is delicious. I ate it every day last week. The cheese is probably the least necessary thing, but if you have to do without the avocado that also works (but it might be sad, because avocado is the best). Enjoy!