It’s a good thing I was craving burritos when I planned this salad. I think this is my favorite salad creation so far!
Since I usually cook a fair amount of food each week, and have a salad every day, I’m somewhat lazy when it comes to making the ingredients of this salad. Most of them were store bought or really easy. If you want to, I’d recommend making a mango salsa and maybe the tortilla crisps on your own. I was able to find both these pre-made and vegan very easily, so I didn’t see the point, but that’s just me.
First, you need to make the dressing. I used the recipe for The Healthy Librarian’s Creamy Chipotle Dressing in this list of oil-free or low oil dressings online. I did add a ton more extra nutritional yeast to the recipe (I think like 3-4 more tablespoons?) and ended up adding a tbsp of water because that thickens it up a lot.
Then, you make the salad.
2 cups lettuce
1/2 cup black beans
1/4 an avocado, chopped
4 tbsp crunchy tortilla strips
5 tbsp mango salsa
and 4 tbsp of the dressing
According to my calculations this salad is 348 calories with the ingredients I use, so that’s the perfect healthy lunch for me! It seems like a really luxurious and fattening salad, but really isn’t, as most of the fat is the healthy kind!
See you tomorrow for the recap of all my cooking adventures in Food Porn Friday!