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Santa Fe Salad with Tortilla Straws

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Santa Fe Salad with Tortilla Straws
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6
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Baked tortilla strips create the wow in a simple-to-make salad with Southwest flair.
Updated May 26, 2022

Ingredients

Creamy Avocado Dressing

  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and cut into chunks

Tortilla Straws

  • 1 tortilla from 1 package (11 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas for Burritos (8 Count)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Salad

  • 2 cups bite-size pieces iceberg lettuce
  • 2 cups bite-size pieces romaine lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 cup diced peeled jicama
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (3 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives

Steps

  • 1
    Place dressing and avocado in blender. Cover; blend on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray tortilla with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and chili powder. Cut tortilla in half, then cut each half crosswise into 1/4-inch strips. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Set aside.
  • 3
    Place iceberg and romaine lettuce on shallow serving platter or in large bowl. Sprinkle with tomato, jicama, cheese, olives and tortilla "straws." Serve with dressing.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Add grilled chicken or beef slices to turn this side-dish salad into a main-meal salad.
  • tip 2
    The dressing can be made up to 2 hours ahead of time and refrigerated. The crispy tortilla straws can be made up to 2 days ahead; cool them completely, then pop them into a resealable plastic sandwich bag.
  • tip 3
    Ripeness is the key when using avocados. Fully ripened avocados have a rich, smooth flavor and soft, buttery texture. When not ripe, avocados are hard with little flavor.

Nutrition

250 Calories, 20g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 11g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
450mg
19%
Potassium
310mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
2g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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