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Caesar Salad with Cilantro and Green Chile Dressing
Caesar Salad takes on a new look and flavor with the addition of green chiles, Mexican cheese and toasted pumpkin seeds. Color, texture, savor and crunch make this salad a centerpiece of any fine meal.
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Serves: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
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1 cup cilantro leaves, fresh, about 1 bunch
3/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup Vegetable Oil
1 can (4-oz.) ORTEGA® Diced Green Chiles
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 ounce cotija* or feta cheese, crumbled
1 clove garlic, peeled
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
1 head romaine lettuce, rinsed, patted dry and chopped
2 cups seasoned croutons
1 can (4-oz.) ORTEGA® Whole Green Chiles
2 ounces cotija* or feta cheese
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas*), toasted

PLACE cilantro, mayonnaise, vegetable oil, diced chiles, vinegar, 1 ounce of the cheese, garlic, salt and pepper in food processor or blender; cover. Process until coarsely chopped. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until flavors are blended.

COMBINE lettuce, croutons, chile strips and cheese in a large bowl. Add ½ cup dressing; toss well to coat. Garnish salad with pumpkin seeds. Store unused dressing in refrigerator for up to one week.

Refrigerating time: 1 hour


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