Salads

Mexican Caesar Salad

As you well know, I am always scouring the interwebs for new and exciting Mexican dishes of all kinds. Tacos, enchiladas, salads, you name it, I'm on it! Well, when I found this recipe for Mexican Caesar Salad I was intrigued so I decided to try it. Oh my gosh you guys! It was the bomb! Now, when you see the list of ingredients for the dressing it might sound a little weird (I mean, Mexican meets Italian? really?) but I PROMISE it is a winner! Give it a shot! I know you won't b

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For the salad:

1 (10 oz.) bag romaine hearts
1 pt. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 (15 1/2 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 small avocados, pitted, peeled and cut into chunks
Tortilla strips or crushed tortilla chips for topping (I used about 2 oz.)

For the dressing:

1 small clove garlic
1 t. Dijon mustard
2 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice (can also use lime juice)
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 c. salsa of your choice (I used Herdez)
1 t. salt
For the salad: Place the romaine hearts in a large salad bowl and top with the tomatoes, black beans, avocados and tortilla strips. You can do this ahead but I wouldn't do it too far ahead because the...
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Nutritions

Calories
474

Sodium
1214mg
50% DV

Fat
19g
30% DV

Protein
25g
51% DV

Carbs
53g
18% DV

Fiber
16g
64% DV

Skip store-bought cans, because you can't beat the sweet, savory and smoky taste of homemade baked beans with bacon and molasses. The old-fashioned beans cook slowly in the oven for hours, developing a rich, thick sauce. Baked beans from scratch are the perfect side dish for your next cookout or potluck, and a simple lunch or dinner entrée when paired with cornbread or Boston brown bread!

1 lb. dried navy or Great Northern beans
1/2 lb. bacon
1 medium onion
1/2 c ketchup
3/4 c molasses
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 t dry mustard
2 c chicken broth
kosher salt and black pepper
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  • Place beans in a large bowl or pot. Cover with water by 2 inches. Cover and let stand overnight. Drain and rinse the beans.
  • Place the beans in a large pot and cover with fresh water (about 1...
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Nutritions

Calories
461

Sodium
983mg
40% DV

Fat
12g
19% DV

Protein
13g
26% DV

Carbs
73g
24% DV

Fiber
8g
34% DV