Southwestern Caesar Salad with Chipotle Dressing

"I love the creamy, smokey flavor of this dressing. Sometimes I add grilled chicken or other meat or fish to this salad for a complete meal. My husband kept saying how good the salad was when he tried it for the first time...and so will you."
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  • Whisk mayonnaise, broth, shoyu, lemon juice, chipotles, salt and brown sugar in medium bowl to blend.
  • Taste dressing and adjust seasoning, adding salt and pepper if desired.
  • Dressing can be prepared one day ahead of time.
  • Mix lettuce, tomatoes and corn in a large bowl.
  • Add dressing and 2 tablespoons cheese.
  • Toss to coat well.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cheese and chopped cilantro and serve.

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  1. Jopalis
    Absolutely delicious! Had it for a party with chili and Mexican stuffed potatoes, Mexican cornbread (on here and also fab). It was really tasty and all the flavors and textures were there as previously stated. Thank you!!! Not sure about Amber's rating...she refers to "fries". Think it is possibly an error. The salad is GREAT!
  2. Amberngriffinco
    our family found this really bland.. we followed the recipe verbatim, but the 'fries' shrunk and just didn't have the umph we had hoped for. thanks.. I am ALWAYS trying to get my boys to eat more veggies.
  3. Tamaretta
    This was an excellent salad! Smoky, sweet, spicy and crunchy! I added a few shakes of garlic powder and cumin to the dressing and added leftover grilled chicken to the salad. I agree with others that black beans and avocado are a must. Thanks for posting a new favorite! EDITED: The desssing is now also our favorite dip with tostitos!
  4. Alskann
    A very flavorful salad. The delicious, smokey dressing is a keeper. It would be great on burgers or as a dip for french fries. I did not use the corn and my dh does not like it in his salads. Instead I added some avocados.
  5. MsSally
    This was fantastic. I served it as a side for enchiladas. The dressing has a nice kick and it is a great alternative to regular old salad with regular old ranch dressing.


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