Thanks for joining Sarah and Me for Meatless Monday today. There is a salad place I frequent with my run crew which has all kinds of creative made especially for you fantastic salad blends. Do salads always taste better when someone else makes them for you? Not this time! I have figured out how to make this oh so yummy Mexican Caesar Salad in just 5 minutes. Trust me 5 minutes the most perfect salad for lunch or dinner.
5 Minute Mexican Caesar Salad
As with many salads, one of the keys to fabulous tasting salad is the dressing. This Mexican Caesar dressing is whipped up in your blender in 30 sec. Greek Yogurt gives a nice creamy base that is blended with some canned Chiles in Adobe sauce, fresh lime and a dash of salt. That’s it!
The base of this Mexican Caesar salad is nice crunchy Romaine lettuce however it would be great with a blend of little kale as well. Next I’ve added in some of my favorite Southwestern tastes. Black beans, corn, avocado and cilantro are piled on. I add a hard boiled egg for a little more protein.
Pieces of your favorite corn tortilla chips are sprinkled in with a some Cotija cheese. Cotija cheese is kind of a cross between a feta and a Mozzarella cheese. It has a salty and crumbly texture that holds up well in a salad and brings a ton of flavor. It’s normally used on a Mexican Street Corn dishes.
My 5 Minute Mexican Caesar Salad could not be easier and really does take only 5 minutes to prep. Perfect for lunch or dinner. If you do plan to make it ahead to take along to work, I would reserve the dressing on the side until ready to enjoy. That will keep the lettuce nice and crisp.
- 1 C plain Greek Yogurt (1% or 2%)
- 2-3 Chipotles in Adobe sauce
- juice of one lemon
- sprinkle of salt
- You will have left over dressing
- 4 cups of chopped Romain lettuce
- 1/2 C black beans
- 1/3 C canned corn
- 1 hard boiled egg-chopped
- 1/4 Cup Cojita cheese
- handful of tortilla chips broken
- sprinkle of fresh cilantro
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1/4 c grape tomatoes
- Pulse dressing ingredients in blender until smooth
- Mix all salad ingredients together
- Drizzle on desired amount of dressing
- Reserved dressing can be kept in fridge for later use