Mexican Ceasar Salad

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By melanie kenefsky
from Castaic, CA

This is a great salad that my kids and husband adore. It is light and has just the right amount of tang to it. You will want to lick the spoon when you make the dressing for this. I have ben making this for about 24 years and we never get tired of it. enjoy

serves 6
prep time 30 Min

Ingredients

  •   2
    corn tortillas cut into strips
  •   1/2 c
    canola oil for frying tortilla strips
  •   1 large
    head of romaine lettuce (washed/drained)
  •   1 jar(s)
    roasted, peeled red pepper strips
  •   1/2 c
    pepita seeds
  •   1 medium
    anaheim chile,roasted,peeled,seeded
  •   3 Tbsp
    roasted pepitas
  •   1 large
    clove garlic, minced
  •   1/8 tsp
    fresh ground pepper
  •   1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  •   3/4 c
    olive oil
  •   2 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  •   3 Tbsp
    grated cotija cheese
  •   1 small
    bunch cilantro, stemmed
  •   3/4 c
    mayonnaise
  •   2 Tbsp
    water
  •   1 large
    avacado, sliced
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How To Make

  • 1
    Salad 1) Cut tortillas into matchstick size strips. Heat oil for deep frying and add tortilla strips. Cook a few seconds until crisp. Remove with slotted spoon, drain and set aside 2) Tear lettuce into bite size pieces. Place greens on 6 salad plates and ladle Cilantro-Pepita Dressing on ea salad. 3)Sprinkle with cotija cheese & tortilla strips. Arrange four red pepper strips and 4 slices of avacado like spokes on top of each salad and garnish with Pepita’s.
  • 2
    Dressing 1) Place Chile, Pepita’s, garlic, pepper, salt, oil, vinegar and cotija cheese in blender or food processor. Blend about 10 seconds, then add cilantro bit by bit, until smoothly blended. 2) Place mayonnaise and water in lg stainless-steel bowl and whisk until smooth. Add blended Chile mixture and mix thoroughly. Place in air tight container and refrigerate. Dressing 1) Place Chile, Pepita’s, garlic, pepper, salt, oil, vinegar and cotija cheese in blender or food processor. Blend about 10 seconds, then add cilantro bit by bit, until smoothly blended. 2) Place mayonnaise and water in lg stainless-steel bowl and whisk until smooth. Add blended Chile mixture and mix thoroughly. Place in air tight container and refrigerate.

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