SOUTHWEST PEPPER JACK SALAD WITH CREAMY AVOCADO SALSA DRESSING

Now prepare yourself for the combination of fresh, crunchy veggies, pepitas and tortilla strips, sprinkled with spicy, buttery pepper jack cheese all doused in creamy dressing packed with all your favorite Mexican flavors.

INGREDIENTS

Southwest Salad
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
fresh corn kernels from 1 ear of sweet corn
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup roasted and salted pepitas (may sub. sunflower seeds)
1/2 cup grated pepper jack cheese, or more to taste
Tortilla Strips for Salads (I like Fresh Gourmet Santa Fe Style)

Creamy Avocado Salsa Dressing

1 small avocado, peeled and sliced
1 small jalapeno, seeded, deveined and roughly chopped (optional)
1 clove garlic, peeled
1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro
1/4 cup sour cream (may sub.plain Greek yogurt)
1/4 cup smooth salsa (medium for more of a kick)
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sugar*
juice from 1 lime
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
hot sauce to taste (optional)

For full recipe head over to  www.carlsbadcravings.com



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You Will Need
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