Very Green Mexican Salad

This Very Green Mexican Salad recipe takes an ordinary salad and brings in some extraordinary flavor! Perfect-sized recipe for two and satisfying enough to hold its own as a main entrée. Consider putting out small dishes of whatever Mexican toppings you have on hand and have fun layering as you desire!

Very Green Mexican Salad

Very Green Mexican Salad

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This recipe takes an ordinary salad and brings in some extraordinary flavor! Perfect-sized recipe for two and satisfying enough to hold its own as a main entrée.
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Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2
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Ingredients
  

Ingredients for Salsa

  • 2 roma tomatoes , pulp removed and finely chopped
  • 1/4 Red onion , finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper , finely chopped
  • 2 scallions , white and light green parts finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic , minced

Ingredients for Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon water

Ingredients for Salad

  • 1 cup broccoli florettes
  • 1/2 cup asparagus , chopped bite-sized
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce , chopped, about 1 romaine head
  • 1/2 green bell pepper , thinly sliced
  • 1/2 avocado , diced
  • Chili powder , to taste
  • Oregano , to taste
  • Black pepper , to taste

Suggested Toppings (optional)

  • 1/4 cup corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons sliced olives
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • Sliced grilled chicken breast
  • Grilled shrimp
  • 1/3 cup black beans

Instructions
 

  • Combine all salsa ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a separate small dish, stir together dressing ingredients until combined.
  • Add broccoli and asparagus to a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle lightly with water, and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes to steam. Cool slightly.
  • To serve: divide romaine between 2 large salad bowls.
  • Top with steamed veggies, green pepper, avocado and a scoop of salsa.
  • Top with your favorite additional toppings (see suggestions above).
  • Lightly sprinkle with chili powder, oregano, and black pepper.
  • Dress and serve.

Notes

Consider putting out small dishes of whatever Mexican toppings you have on hand and have fun layering as you desire!
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