“In Mexico there’s a word for sushi. It’s called bait.”
On December 31 there was an entry on this blog for Ranch Dressing. You are now going to get to use up the last bit of that dressing that’s probably languishing in the fridge. Or you’ll just buy some.
I do love southwestern food and can be satisfied with any dish that has a hint of those flavors. That means something with salsa in it and the word, Fiesta, in its name. I set the bar pretty low when it comes to authentic. But let’s just get on with the recipe.
1 boneless, skin-less chicken breast
1t Taco seasoning
lettuce, in bite-sized pieces, enough for two people
red pepper, thin, short strips
1 ounce taco cheese, shredded
equal parts salsa and ranch dressing
I made some homemade taco seasoning just so I could report to my husband how hard I work. Or you could purchase a packet of taco seasoning, put it into a jar with a homemade label, and fool/impress all your friends.
Sprinkle the chicken with taco seasoning. Sauté it on both sides until done. cut it into thin strips. Set aside a few strip for the top of the salad so it looks like you put some effort into the meal.
Mix together the salsa and ranch dressing. Toss it with all of the other ingredients except for the few strip of chicken that you set aside and voila!
It looks like I sprinkled some dried parsley onto this salad, which is always a nice touch. You’ve probably also noticed that I didn’t give amounts for the ranch dressing and the salsa. People like different amounts of dressing on their salads. Make the amount that’s right for you. Isn’t it nice to have choices!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.