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Mexican Caesar Salad

Mexican Caesar Salad

Fast, easy and fake! The unique dressing is best when made a day in advance - simply shake it up in an empty jar and toss with romaine, spring mix or your favorite salad green.

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For the Dressing:   

3/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil or similar light salad oil
1/4 cup of lime juice
1 teaspoon of lime zest
1 clove of garlic finely grated
3 tablespoons of cilantro finely chopped
2 tablespoons of honey
1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
1/2 cup of Cotija cheese finely crumbled
1 pinch of chili powder or Chipotle chili powder
salt and pepper to taste

For the Salad:  

12 cups of salad greens
Cotija cheese crumbled
roasted pepitas
roasted red peppers
tortilla chips crumbled


  1. Place all dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake.
  2. To make the Mexican Caesar Salad, top salad greens with dressing, roasted pepitas, roasted red peppers, Cotija cheese and a crumble of tortilla chips, if desired.
  3. Cover and refrigerate leftover dressing.