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    Mexican Caesar Salad

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    30 mins

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    dukeswalker's Note:

    Wonderfully different salad! Great topped with grilled steak or chicken or as part of a Mexican themed dinner...

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    For Cilantro Pepita Dressing

    FOR THE SALAD

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place all dressing ingredients except cilantro, mayo and water in a blender or food processor. blend approx 10 sec., then add cilantro and blend until smooth.
    2. 2
      Place mayo & water in a glass jar or bowl and shake or whisk until combined - add the blended ingredients and mix thoroughly. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate, will keep for 3 days.
    3. 3
      Cut tortillas into match sized sticks. Heat oil in saute pan over med-high; fry tortillas until crisp. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
    4. 4
      Tear lettuce into bite size pieces, toss in large bowl with half of the crumbled cheese, roasted peppers, pepitas and as much salad dressing as you wish. Top with the remaining cheese, roasted peppers, pepitas and fried tortilla strips.
    5. 5
      NOTE***Cojita is a hard cheese, similar to parmesan, found in some grocery stores and most mexican markets. To make assembly easier I often use crumbled tortilla chips. I also buy the jarred roasted red peppers packed in water & already roasted pepitas - I'm too lazy to roast my own! I've also subbed shelled, roasted sunflower seeds for the pepitas - and it was ok (not as good as the pepitas).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 02, 2009

      55

      I LOVE this salad - was given a very similar recipe by my sister but it was really heavy on the oil and mayo. The lighter version is FAB and it's great topped with grilled chicken or shrimp. I also use the dressing for coleslaw - it's quickly become one of our favorite salads

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    • on December 29, 2008

      55

      I know I've had this at your house, but I finally made it myself. I took it to a Mexican themed Christmas Eve dinner and everyone loved it. Thanks for a great recipe!

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    • on May 30, 2007

      45

      I used this on grilled asparagus. A really great dressing for grilled foods.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Caesar Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (183 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 434.4
     
    Calories from Fat 327
    75%
    Total Fat 36.3 g
    55%
    Saturated Fat 7.5 g
    37%
    Cholesterol 16.5 mg
    5%
    Sodium 397.5 mg
    16%
    Total Carbohydrate 20.9 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
    21%
    Sugars 5.0 g
    20%
    Protein 11.5 g
    23%

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    roasted red peppers

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