Recipe by COOKINCOWGIRLS
"Delicious Southwestern twist on the classic Caesar Salad (Cesar in Spanish) with chipotle dressing. It makes a beautiful presentation for you and your guests. Serve with warm flour tortillas."
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skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 (1.27 ounce) packet
dry fajita seasoning
grated Parmesan cheese
green onions, chopped
chopped fresh parsley
canned chipotle pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons
romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
garlic flavored croutons
shredded Parmesan cheese
red bell pepper, sliced into thin rings
yellow bell pepper, sliced into thin rings
orange bell pepper, sliced into thin rings
This salad was terrific. I added corn and black beans and few more spices and omitted the anchovies. I brought this to a Southwest/Mexican themed dinner party and it was a hit! One word of caution: it makes a lot of dressing and I made the mistake of dumping it all on the salad and tossing before serving. The lettuce was kinda soaked in dressing. Next time, I will add a little at a time and toss just until the lettuce is coated or serve the dressing on the side.
Yum! Very decadent, but very tasty dressing. Next time I will definately use low fat mayo & sour cream, but I just had to try it as is the first time around. My only change was to use a fresh chopped jalapeno instead of the canned chipotle. FYI - let you dressing sit out for a bit before using...otherwise it's pretty solidified. Thanks!
I made a few modifications: Since it's freezing rain outside I passed on grilling the chicken. LOL. I cubed it, marinated it in the fajita seasoning and then stir-fryed it. I added the diced peppers towards the end (rather than adding raw to the lettuce).
Let's see...I also skipped that anchovies. :)
One last thing, be careful when reading the "1 canned chipotle pepper". I almost read it as "1 can of chipotle peppers" !! Whoa !! That would'a been bad.
Good stuff!! Try this one, for sure. :)
Outstanding salad and dressing, Myra! We totally enjoyed this combination. I added some cumin to the dressing, and a can of drained kidney beans to the salad. Other than that, we thought this dish was perfect. It has become one of our all time favorite salads.
I took out the chicken, but I did make the salad dressing as the recipe said. It was excellent if you like a little bit of bite to your foods. I really enjoyed this recipe...it was one of my first attempts at making my own salad dressing since I usually just use the pre-made ones. One warning...I fed six people with the amount of salad dressing that was given...and had a huge quantity left over.
This was an easy recipe. I used all fat free ingredients and it still turned out good. I also added black beans and mexican corn.
Wonderful Myra!! Had to make a very quick and easy dinner last night and this fit the bill. I had leftover chicken in the fridge which saved time. Don't like anchovies so I left those out and made homemade croutons from this site. Hubby and kids loved it!
Dreadful. We took one bite and threw it out. Completely surprised by this one. Thought the ingredients sounded so good. Didn't put the chicken in the dish, just made a regular caesar salad. Way too spicy.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Southwestern Caesar Salad
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 305
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