When it’s 105º F. outside, this is a perfect dish for entertaining. Easy to prepare, and easy to serve as a “make-it-your-way” one-dish meal. And Fritos work better in this dish than “real” tortilla chips.
This is a great alternative to the traditional taco salad. It truly is a whole meal salad; just add hot, crusty rolls and maybe some white wine and a light desssert for a great luncheon or supper. It goes together quickly, just be sure to have the ingredients chilled. This recipe was given to me by a Hispanic teacher at our school so I tend to think of it as "authentic".
This is a delicious summer salad that was in our local paper food section this week. They give credit to Williams-Sonoma Food Made Fast: Salad. Regardless, it is delicious! I used homemade pesto and only added half the baby spinach as it was plenty. I would probably cut the spinach into ribbons next time as it was a little awkward eating the whole leaves.
In response to a thread asking for a close clone to the marinade of the McDonald's Asian salad, I ran across this recipe in one of my cooking magazines. I have not tired this yet so I don't know how close it is. The ingredients seem similar and the photo to accompany it looked similar. When I make this and photograph it, I will post that as well unless one of our great chefs get to it before me. :) Prep time includes marinading.
This recipe was so delicious. A Great meal when served with a hot crusty roll. A friend served it at a luncheon & shared the recipe. I believe it originally came from a Martha Stewart booklet, however it has been tweaked just a little. Please adjust the quantity of ingredients to suit your own tastes and the size of servings you desire. Enjoy.
This is a deliciously different type of taco xalad which includes chicken, avocado, and a tantalizing taco-flavored dressing. It's a very classy salad and a Pillsbury Bake-Off winner. Blue tortilla chips accompanying this dish adds the final touch of authentic Mexican flair!