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Salinas, CA 93905

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This is one of our first recipes.
Try it... it's delicious and nutritious!

Mexian Caesar Salad
Nutrition Network

1 plain, chili or tomato flavored flour tortilla 2 tablespoon shelled, roasted pumpkin seeds
2/3 cup nonfat or reduced-fat sour cream 1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
8 cups rinsed, crisped romaine lettuce in bite size      pieces 3 tablespoons crumbled cotija, feta or mozzarella cheese
1.  Cut tortilla into strips about 1/4 inch wide and 2 inches long.  Arrange in single layer in pan about 10 by 15 inches.

2.   Bake in 400 oven until strips are crisp, about 10 minutes.

3.   Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, whirl the sour cream, garlic, lemon juice, and cilantro until cilantro is finely chopped.

4.   Place lettuce in a wide bowl, add dressing, and mix.  Top with tortilla strips, pumpkin seeds and cheese.  Mix to serve.

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