Canada Day Salad – to go with Ross’s fajitas
 
Salad Ingredients:

  • 1-2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 3 ears fresh corn, steamed, cooled, and cut off the co
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 red bell pepper, minced
  • ½ good-sized jicama, chopped
  • 1 tub tiny (pearl) mozzarella balls
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 5 small corn tortillas, sliced into strips

Oil for frying

salt
 
Dressing Ingredients:

  • ¼ C bottled lime juice
  • ½ fresh lemon, squeezed
  • ½ C olive oil
  • 2 T rice vinegar
  • 2 T honey (orange, mangrove, tangerine, or local honey works best)
  • ½ minced jalepeno
  • 1/3 C chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste

 
Method:

  • Fry tortilla strips until crispy, drain on paper towels.  Lightly salt.  Cool.  Set aside.
  • Mix all dressing ingredients in salad bowl.
  • Prepare all vegetables and toss in bowl with dressing.  If preparing ahead, toss all vegetables except lettuce with dressing so they can marinate.  Toss in lettuce at last minute
  • Sprinkle fried tortilla strips on top of salad when ready to serve.