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Mexican Caesar Salad

Mexican Caesar Salad

Mexican Caesar Salad pairs perfectly with Sara's Potato Tacos with Caramelized Onions and Avocado Relish.

Fast, easy and fake! The unique dressing is best when made a day in advance - simply shake it up in an empty jar and toss with romaine, spring mix or your favorite salad green.

Yield:

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.

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