Southwestern Caesar Salad With Creamy Chipotle Dressing

"While I was at a hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona, I remember pestering a chef for this recipe. It's been so many trips ago, though, I can't remember what hotel I was at. Nevertheless, this salad is a nice twist on the usual Ceasar."
photo by MsSally photo by MsSally
photo by MsSally
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  • Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a medium bowl until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • SALAD:

  • Mix lettuce, tomatoes and corn in large bowl.
  • Add 3/4 of dressing and 2 T. of Parmesan. Toss.
  • Determine if more dressing is needed. Add to taste.
  • Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan before serving.

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  1. MsSally
    This was wonderful. I had run out of chipotle peppers, so via the internet, I subbes 1 T mince jalepenos, 1 t ketchup and two drops of liquid smoke. You could not tell I'd not used chipotles. I had some leftover taco filling, so I topped each salad with that and served with tortilla chips. Also used a little cheddar instead of parm. Such a great recipe. We loved this and will make again.
  2. sprue
    well the dressing for this is absolutely delicious. i added more chipotle peppers because i LOVE them and a little sour cream to thicken it up.. yum yum. for the salad i made more of a taco salad i used the tomatoes and corn but added olives onions, avacado, and a little cucumber. and spinich. then mixed it all up, added some cheese and ate it with tortilla chips and flour tortillas!! so so good. thank you for a dressing recipe i am sure i will use many times.
  3. luv2cooklouisiana
    Lordy! This salad dressing is fabulous! I didn't have soy sauce so I substituted teriyaki. Otherwise followed the recipe as written. I wanted to lick the bowl after I finished it! We used it on beef fajita salad and it was yummy!! Thanks for the fabulous recipe!


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