Mexican Caesar Salad

By: Sara O'Donnell

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For the dressing:

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, or similar light salad oil
1/4 cup lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 clove garlic, microplaned
3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup Cotija cheese, finely crumbled
Pinch chili powder, or chipotle chili powder
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the salad:

12 cups salad greens
Cojita cheese, for garnish
Roasted pepitas, for garnish
Roasted red peppers, for garnish
Crumbled tortilla chips, for garnish


  1. Place all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake.
  2. To make the Mexican Caesar Salad, top salad greens with dressing, roasted pepitas, roasted red peppers, Cotija cheese and a crumble of tortilla chips, if desired.
  3. Cover and refrigerate leftover dressing.

Recipe Tutorial

Average Betty, a.k.a. Sara O'Donnell, gives a new spin to a traditional family-favorite -- tacos! Tune in to watch her make Potato Tacos with Caramelized Onions and Avocado Relish, Mexican Caesar Salad and a Mango Jalapeno Margarita.

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