Sunday for lunch I ordered a deliciously tasting salad from the *Taos Cantina in Sedona, AZ. Sedona has to be one of the most picturesque cities in the world.
It’s a take on traditional taco salad but without the taco shell. It came with ranch/chipotle dressing on the side and sour cream. I would omit the sour cream (extra calories) and mix a litehouse ranch with chipotle (sparingly to taste) from the can.
What a pleasant presentation for guests especially in the summer. Underneath the surrounding mix of chopped tomatoes, chopped cucumber, black beans, corn kernels, queso blanco (mild Mexican white cheese – but you can probably substitute with Mozarella) there was a nice array of organic spring mixed lettuces which you can’t see until you mix it all up. On top in the middle was some guacamole and a few tortillas. I would suggest chopped avocado and cilantro in place of the guacamole and lime slices on the side…and a Corona extra. I’m ready for another FIESTA!
*We sat outdoors surrounded by majestic red rock mountains (or monoliths) on all sides. Sedona is known as a spiritual place abundant in spas and retreats but it is also a tourist destination with many touristy shops. Great place to bike & hike.