Chipotle Cheddar Chopped Salad

Chipotle Cheddar Chopped Salad

Chipotle Cheddar Chopped Salad
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Salad Ingredients:
  • 5 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped red cabbage
  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • 2 cups diced or shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 2/3 cup roasted pepitas
  • 1/2 cup finely-diced red onions
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
Chipotle Lime Dressing Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 large chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 3 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt


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  1. Toss all of the ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. (Or alternately, you can finely chop the chipotle by hand, then just stir all of the ingredients together until combined.)
  2. Combine all of the salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with the dressing, then toss until evenly combined.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with extra shredded cheese and chopped tortilla chips if desired.