A Recipe for a Slightly Deceiving Taco Salad & Recipes for Chili Spiced Sweet Potato Fries and Cilantro Lime Dressing
I know. There are no tacos in this salad. It’s not much more than a recipe for a wannabe taco salad. However, the flavors found in this salad are reminiscent of flavors in a taco. Flavors such as: cilantro, lime, crispy corn chips/taco shells, avocado, lettuce, and tomatoes. Those were always some of the repeat ingredients that appeared on taco night at my family’s house. Growing up, I had so much fun loading up my tortilla shells with as many toppings that would fit. This time, I was able to load up a salad instead. I also made chili spiced sweet potato home fries to serve alongside the salad. Each small piece of potato packed some heat and added a spicy flavor compared to the more mild taste of the taco salad.
Taco Salad & Cilantro Lime Dressing:
1 lime, juiced (for dressing)
1 tbsp of finely chopped cilantro (for dressing)
1/4 tsp of salt, pepper, and garlic powder (for dressing)
1 clove of garlic, diced (for dressing)
1/4 cup of olive oil (for dressing)
1-2 heads of washed lettuce
*Top salad with cilantro-lime chickpea salad found in the recipe for chickpea wraps
Tortilla chips (to top the salad with)
1- In a bowl, combine the lime juice, cilantro, seasonings, and garlic. Whisk it all together. Then slowly begin adding the olive oil as you whisk the dressing. Toss the salad in the dressing once the dressing is combined. Then top the salad with the cilantro-lime chickpea salad and tortilla chips.
Chili Spiced Sweet Potato Fries:
1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 large garlic clove, sliced
1/8 tsp of chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, and garlic powder
1- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then peel the and dice the sweet potato. Coat it in olive oil and add the spices. Mix with your hands to ensure each piece has spices on it. Then stick the pan in the oven for about 30 minutes. Serve immediately and enjoy!