Saturday, July 23, 2011

leslie's chopped salad

Last night we invited my friend Shelli and her family over for dinner to celebrate her birthday (we are exactly one week apart and attended Ricks at the exact same time).  We had a fiesta- carne asada tacos with pickled onions, beef taco bar, chips with salsas and guacamole dip and this chopped salad.  It was a really good salad and if I ever want to serve it as a main dish I'll throw in some grilled chicken.  Yum!  I loved the mango in the salad.  When my friend Annie sent the recipe she told me not to forget the mango.  I made a special trip to the store for that mango and I'm glad I did.  Not only was the salad delicious but I discovered a really, really cool market that I fell in love with.  This is good and bad...

leslie's chopped salad (my friend Annie passed it along)
1 head romaine, thinly shre4dded
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
3 ears of cooked corn, sliced off ear or 2 cups frozen corn thawed and drained
2 avocado, chopped
2 tomatoes, seeded and choppped
1 large mango, chopped
4 ounces feta cheese
1/2 bag of tortilla chips, crumbled (I forgot this part, dang it!)

lime-cumin vinegarette
9 limes, juiced
almost 1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground chili powder
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Mix lettuce and cilantro then top with the rest of the ingredients.  Shake the dressing together then toss with the salad.  You won't need all the dressing, so save some for later!

1 comment:

  1. Looking for a new salad to serve tonight. This sounds perfect. Thanks!