Cozumel Carnitas Salad with Citrus Chipotle Dressing


In this wonderful summer salad, the authentic Mexican Carnitas recipe is given a fresh, nutritious twist for lunch.  Fresh bell peppers, onions, and roasted pepitas are balanced by the sweet, earthy flavor of the citrus chipotle dressing.  Classic.

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Cozumel Carnitas Salad with Citrus Chipotle Dressing

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Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup LA VICTORIA® Thick ‘n Chunky Salsa Verde Mild
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp EMBASA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated orange peel
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 (5-ounce) bag spring salad mix
  • 1/2 cup red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, cut into thin wedges
  • 1/2 cup radishes, sliced
  • 1 avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups carnitas meat, heated
  • Roasted pepitas, if desired

Cooking Directions

  1. In small bowl, whisk together salsa verde, orange juice, olive oil, peppers, orange peel and garlic.
  2. Divide salad mix among 4 plates.
  3. Top each salad with onion, bell pepper, radishes and avocado.
  4. Place carnitas meat in the center of each salad. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with pepitas, if desired.

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