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    Zesty Salad With Tortilla Strips

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    9 mins

    8 mins

    1 min

    NcMysteryShopper's Note:

    This simple salad pairs wonderfully with any meal, but especially well with seafood. I call the salad, Ensalada Chilpancingo; Chilpancingo is the capital of Pacific Coastal Guerrero in Mexico.

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    1. 1
      Using a blender or food processor, pulse jalapeño with zest, vinegar, pepper, sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt until JUST chopped. Blend in the olive oil.
    2. 2
      In a medium saucepan, heat 1" of oil to 350°. Fry tortilla strips until crisp and golden, about 1 minute. Drain on paper towels and season with salt. Alternatively, preheat oven to 400°. Spread tortilla strips on sheet and spray with oil. Sprinkle salt and bake for 8 minutes, until golden and crisp.
    3. 3
      In a large mixing bowl, toss greens with vinaigrette. Mound salad on chilled plates and top with cheese and tortilla strips.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 25, 2007


      I love salad and this one is packed with wonderful flavors! I really enjoyed the zest and spice combined. Made exactly as recipe calls for and thought it was delish. I will definitely make this one again! Thanks for a *keeper* Made for ZWT3 ~V

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    • on June 24, 2007


      Such a good salad for anytime, not just with a mexican meal. I subbed balsamic as I didn't have sherry wine vinegar and I left out the jalapeno since DH can't handle peppers. I used queso blend for the cheese. I had crushed chips on mine and I think the lime gave it that zing you just got to have. Wonderful salad.

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    • on June 20, 2007


      LOVED this dressing!!!!! The salad was very refreshing!! Thanks NCMS!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Zesty Salad With Tortilla Strips

    Serving Size: 1 (34 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 190.6
    Calories from Fat 165
    Total Fat 18.4 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 6.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 0.5 g
    Protein 0.8 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    limes, zest of

    sherry wine vinegar

    mixed greens

    queso fresco

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