Southwestern Caesar Salad

Southwestern Caesar Salad


"Delicious Southwestern twist on the classic Caesar Salad (Cesar in Spanish) with chipotle dressing. It makes a beautiful presentation for you and your guests. Serve with warm flour tortillas."


35 m servings 608 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 608 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 33.9 g
  • 52%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.2g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 39.7 g
  • 79%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 114 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 1664 mg
  • 67%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  2. Sprinkle chicken breasts with fajita seasoning, and grill for about 4 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink and juices run clear. Allow to cool, then slice into bite-size strips.
  3. In a blender or food processor, combine mayonnaise, grated Parmesan cheese, sour cream, anchovies, green onions, parsley, Dijon mustard, chipotle pepper, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. Blend until smooth.
  4. Place romaine lettuce in a large bowl, and top with croutons, shredded Parmesan, and red, yellow, and orange pepper rings. Arrange chicken on top, then pour on the dressing.
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  1. 43 Ratings


This salad was terrific. I added corn and black beans and few more spices and omitted the anchovies. I brought this to a Southwest/Mexican themed dinner party and it was a hit! One word of ca...

Very tasty!!! I made a few modifications: Since it's freezing rain outside I passed on grilling the chicken. LOL. I cubed it, marinated it in the fajita seasoning and then stir-fryed it. I adde...

Outstanding salad and dressing, Myra! We totally enjoyed this combination. I added some cumin to the dressing, and a can of drained kidney beans to the salad. Other than that, we thought this di...

I took out the chicken, but I did make the salad dressing as the recipe said. It was excellent if you like a little bit of bite to your foods. I really enjoyed this was one of my fir...

Yum! Very decadent, but very tasty dressing. Next time I will definately use low fat mayo & sour cream, but I just had to try it as is the first time around. My only change was to use a fresh ...

This was an easy recipe. I used all fat free ingredients and it still turned out good. I also added black beans and mexican corn.

Wonderful Myra!! Had to make a very quick and easy dinner last night and this fit the bill. I had leftover chicken in the fridge which saved time. Don't like anchovies so I left those out and ma...

Dreadful. We took one bite and threw it out. Completely surprised by this one. Thought the ingredients sounded so good. Didn't put the chicken in the dish, just made a regular caesar salad. Way ...

OMG!!! This salad is sooooo good!! I prepared it for a family outing and we couldn't stop eating it. The dressing is ABSOLUTE FABULOUSNESS!! The right amount of spicy and sweet and crunch fro...