Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Version of the Santa Fe Salad

I attempted to copy a salad from The Cheesecake Factory menu called Santa Fe Salad. I had it in December and it was always in the back of my mind, saying "you can make this". So here is my version. Obviously, if you don't like something on here, don't put it on. I'm sure it will still taste delicious.

*This list of ingredients will make about 4 dinner plate size salads.*
1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
1 pound of chicken (I used chicken tenderloins, but breasts are fine too)
spicy ranch dressing (It's not really spicy, but you can use plain ranch if you would like)
1 small red onion, chopped
3 small tomatoes, chopped
1 can of corn, drained
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 avocado, chopped
2 limes

  1. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken, cook it a skillet. .
  2. Assemble your salad. Here is the order I used: lettuce, spicy ranch dressing, red onion, tomatoes, corn, black beans, avocado (I used about a fourth of one for each salad), chicken, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime (a little less than half of a lime each salad).

*Any leftover avocado, squeeze the rest of your lime juice on it to keep it from oxidizing.

**Some things I didn't put on it, but were on the restaurant salad are shredded cheddar cheese and tortilla strips.



Maryanne said...

This looks really good!

LauraSuz said...

I agree! I always want to try whatever you end up posting.

Cass in NYC said...


LauraSuz said...

So I made this this afternoon for lunch and we both thought it was REALLY good!

Keep the recipes comin'!

Kristi said...

I'm glad you guys enjoyed it! :)