Southwest Chicken Caesar Salad

southwest chicken caesar salad
  • 4Servings


  • 1/2 cup (packed) fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup EVOO
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan, plus more for serving
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle hot sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 2 hearts of romaine, chopped
  • 2 cups Green Pilaf, warmed
  • 2 cups shredded Roasted Chicken Thighs, warmed
  • 1 can (15 to 15.25 oz.) corn kernels, drained


In a mini food processor, puree the cilantro, EVOO, 1/4 cup Parmesan, the lemon juice, hot sauce and garlic; season the dressing with salt and pepper. In a large bowl, toss the romaine, pilaf, chicken, corn and dressing; season. Serve the salad with more cheese for sprinkling.