Mexican Caesar Salad

Mexican Caesar Salad

Mexican Caesar Salad

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This Mexican Caesar Salad recipe is made with a lighter Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing, lots of my favorite Mexi ingredients, and it tastes so fresh and flavorful and delicious!

Look out, world.  My favorite kind of food just met my favorite kind of salad.

And the result is a mega-delicious win-win.  🙌🏻

Seriously, this recipe is everything I love about a rich and creamy Caesar salad…but kicked up a notch with lots of my favorite Mexi ingredients (think: creamy avocado, crunchy pepitas, salty tortilla chips, fresh cilantro, zesty cotija, y más)…and then lightened up a notch with lots and lots of fresh kale and a lighter Caesar dressing (featuring lots of Greek yogurt and fresh lime juice).

So basically, you have every excuse in the book to go back for seconds, right?!

Seriously, I have no idea how it took me so long to consider this favorite food mash-up, but thank goodness it finally happened.

To make the salad, simply combine all of your salad ingredients in one big bowl:

lots of fresh kale and Romaine lettuce (I recommend dinosaur/Lacinato kale)

fresh cilantro

crispy tortilla strips (I made my own, but you can use store-bought)

toasted pepitas

sliced avocado

Then all of that gets drizzled with my favorite Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing (<– which I recommend making with lime instead of lemon juice for this recipe, as part of the Mexi twist).  Delish.

Give it all a good toss until everything’s nice and coated with that heavenly dressing…

…then sprinkle with cotija or queso fresco…

…and voila!  In just 20 minutes or so, this fabulous salad will be ready to serve and enjoy.  It’s awesome as a main dish or a side dish.  And if you’d like to add in some grilled chicken or shrimp or steak, go for it!

Enjoy, everyone!

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Yield: 4-6 servings

Mexican Caesar Salad

Everything you love about a classic Caesar salad…made with a Mexican twist!  Feel free to add grilled chicken, shrimp or steak to this salad, or serve it vegetarian as-is!

Total Time: 20 mins

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 0 mins


  • 4 cups roughly-chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup fried tortilla strips, homemade* or storebought
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup toasted pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 1 batch Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing (which I recommend making with lime juice, instead of lemon juice, for this recipe)
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