Santa Fe Salad
This salad is very filling and one of my favorite combination of ingredients, topped with a creamy herb-filled slightly nutty dressing! Easy to make, filling, and healthy!
For the Salad (The amount of ingredients will depends on how many people you have and how much salad you tend on serving them):
romaine lettuce or mixed greens
, frozen (defrosted) or fresh
, canned and rinsed
red and/or green bell peppers
, sliced and halved once
freshly fried corn tortilla strips
, or crushed store-bought tortilla chips
For the Dressing:
stems trimmed, rinsed well
fresh lime juice
white wine vinegar
freshly grounded pepper
pure maple syrup
vegan parmesan cheese
, such as Violife or Follow Your Heart (optional)
To Make the Dressing:
Add the cilantro, crushed garlic, minced ginger, spices, lime juice, vinegar, maple syrup, and vegan parmesan cheese (if using) into a food processor or blender.
Process until well mixed.
Add the peanut butter and process until mixed well.
While the motor is running, slowly pour the oil through the feed tube. Let it process for 1 more minute.
If you find yourself looking for more of the peanut taste, feel free to add more peanut butter. Also, depending on how sour your limes are, feel free to add more/less honey (as mine were pretty sour).
To Make the Salad:
Cut corn tortilla rounds into small strips and fry (or crush up some store-bought tortilla chips)
Toss all ingredients of the salad in a large bowl except avocado and fried tortilla strips.
Top the salad with avocado and fried tortilla strips.
Toss with the dressing and enjoy!
Dressing recipe makes about 1 pint of dressing.
- Prep the dressing ahead of time, mix all the salad ingredients together. Then toss when ready to serve.
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