Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Live Acts of Pinterest: Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad

Well, sort of. I didn't make the entire salad as written, just the dressing.  I love making my own salad dressings.  I found this recipe on Pinterest and had to try it!

This salad works with pretty much anything you have on hand.  I made mine with romaine lettuce, corn and black beans (another impromptu cold salad I threw together.  Just a can of corn, one of rinsed black beans, some lime juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper), leftover roast chicken, and a little cheese.  You could add peppers, tomatoes, tortilla strips, avocado, whatevs.  You could probably even use the dressing as a dip for veggies.  The chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce gives it a nice, slightly smoky flavor with just enough spice to be interesting.

Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad Dressing (from Nutmeg Notebook)

1/3c chopped cilantro
2/3c sour cream (light if you like)
1T minced chipotle chile, canned in Adobo sauce
1t ground cumin
1t chili powder
4t fresh lime juice
1/4t salt 

Mix ingredients well.  Tastes best if it's left in the fridge overnight.

1 comment:

  1. mmmm i literally just ate a burrito and now this makes me want it all over again haha.