And the Mexican meals continue!
Please don’t tell me you are tired of them.
Cause really it’s only Wednesday. I have at least on one more fun Cinco De Mayo recipe up my sleeve. Maybe even two. Not sure yet though, I am obviously having a hard time deciding.
So salads. How do you guys feel about them?
Honestly, I love them! Seriously I do, but I am not about to show you how to combine some lettuce with some boring cucumbers and maybe a tomato or two. No, that is just cruel.
If I am gonna show you guys a salad then it is going to be loaded! Nothing boring and definitely not sad-looking.
Cause really no one needs to see another boring dinner salad. That is just not a fun way to end your day.
If I am going to show you guys a salad it is going to be packed with flavor, texture and a whole lot of crunch. Oh and cheese! All salads need cheese. Cheese is good. It builds healthy bones.
Basically this salad is layer upon layer of flavor and crunch. It is spicy and sweet, crunchy, creamy and cheesy… healthy and delicious!
I crusted the chicken in crushed tortilla chips and then tossed it with a sweet and spicy chipotle lime sauce. Oh myyy Gossh! The chicken alone is so good, but then I put it on top of a bed of butter lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and mango!
Ok, and let me just say mango and chipotle are the best combo. The sweet and spicy really balance each other out.
Wait though, there is more! I told you this was not a boring salad!
After the chicken, the lettuce, the tomatoes, the avocado and the mango comes the avocado chipotle lime dressing. This could get eaten with a spoon. It’s that good. The avocado makes it supper creamy without actually adding any cream. Ah heck ya!
Actually the dressing is the same as the sauce for the chicken. I just made one big batch of the sauce and then divided it in half. Half of the sauce went on the chicken and the other half got blended with the avocado to make the dressing. That is what I call killing two birds with one stone!
Lastly, but most definitely not least, is the crumbled queso fresco. Oh man. Can you believe this was the frist time I have ever used this cheese? It’s crazy good. I covered these salads in queso fresco, but really that was pretty much a given. You all know we love cheese around here.
It’s salad time! With Margs on the side. Obviously.