Mexican Cobb Salad with Cilantro Chipotle Vinaigrette

    15 Min
    30 Min

Having access to amazing produce year-round in the Bay Area makes it easy to enjoy fresh salads all year long. This past winter we really got into making incredible salads that could go from being a side dish all the way to the main star at the dinner table. This recipe for a Mexican Cobb Salad with Cilantro Chipotle Vinaigrette has quickly become a favorite at our home as it is loaded with fresh ingredients and creamy Cacique® cheese.

While I have the luxury of working from home, and being able to start a meal during the day is easy enough to do, there are days where I have no desire at all. That is when I like to turn to quick and easy, not to mention healthy recipes to serve during meals. This Mexican Cobb Salad is exactly that, quick, easy and healthy. If I have time during the day, I will roast chicken breasts to have on hand for lunches as well as for this salad. Otherwise, I pick up a roasted chicken from the market and use the breast meat. As well, I will use frozen or fresh corn depending on the season though I have to say there is nothing like fresh summer corn being tossed into the mix.

The Cacique® cheese that I like to use in this salad recipe is the Panela. Besides being a great addition to this recipe; it is also really good as a snacking cheese. I like this cheese’s creamy curd-like texture as it is easy to crumble over the top of this salad just before serving. The mild flavor is perfect with the smoky vinaigrette and it helps balance all the flavors that are taking place in the recipe. Honestly, I usually cannot stop myself from snacking on half of the cheese while making this recipe; it is that good.

Creating a balanced and easy dinner is essential for busy weeknights, and this Mexican Cobb Salad with Cilantro Chipotle Vinaigrette is exactly the recipe that will get you to the dinner table in 30 minutes. Then you can relax and enjoy your meal.

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