Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cilantro Lime Tortilla Salad

This crisp tangy salad is a nice side or can work well as a stand-alone meal.

Make the cilantro lime vinaigrette by whisking together the first 4 ingredients while slowly drizzling in the olive oil. Add and bit of salt and pepper to taste.

Thinly slice the onions. Rinse under cold water to take out the bite. Dry well. Thinly slice the radishes (I used watermelon radishes), toss together with the onions in a bit of the vinaigrette and let marinate in a medium bowl for a few minutes while you prepare the rest of the salad.

Wash and dry the lettuce then add to the bowl with the onions and radishes. Add dressing to taste and toss well.

Next add the corn chips and avocado then gently toss.

Top the salad with a few cilantro leaves and serve with lime wedges.

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
2 tbs fresh squeezed lime juice
2 tbs finely chopped cilantro
3 tps agave nectar or honey
¼ tsp (or even a bit less) finely chopped garlic
1/3 cup olive oil
pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper

Ingredients (proportions are according to taste)
Thinly sliced white onions
Thinly sliced radishes
Chopped lettuce- romaine, green leaf or baby lettuces work very nicely
Corn chips broken into bite size pieces