Mexican Salad with Subway Style Chipotle Southwest Sauce - Homemade Southwest sauce - Kids friendly recipe - Salad recipes

These days I am trying to make my salad more interesting. Of course some of the sauces are not qualified to be part of a healthy diet. Southwest sauce is something I got introduced 10 years ago during my family trip to US. The first dish I have tasted with it is pasta. When I was looking for Southwest sauce in the market couldn't find decent one. Later when I started to have my weekend subway fix I was happy to find southwest sauce. So Southwest has been our family's favourite for quite sometime. After starting food blog this is something I wanted to try at home. One of the key ingredients in this is Chipotle chillies. I saw this chipotle chilly in adobo sauce can in US in my last week trip and I brought it without 2nd thought. In general this sauce is done using mayonnaise. I have replaced 1/2 the qty with Greek yogurt. It is up to your preference.

For southwest sauce:
Mayonnaise - 1/2 cup (I have used eggless)
Greek yogurt - 1/2 cup (I have used 0%. 2% or full cream would work too)
Salt to taste
chipotle chile in adobo sauce - 1 teaspoon (adjust to your spice level)
Garlic - 2 pods
Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon
Djion Mustard - 1/2 teaspoon

For Salad

Tortilla - 3
Corn - 1 cup (cooked)
Black beans - 1/2 cup (cooked)
Capsicum - 1/2 (chopped)
Lettuce - 1/2 cup (shredded)
brown rice - 1/2 cup (cooked)
Tomatoes - 1/2 (chopped or Cherry tomatoes few)


For Southwest sauce
Take  all Ingredients in a blendar and run till it is creamy and smooth. Store it for 2 hrs before serving

For salad
Preheat the oven at 180 degree C. Slice the tortillas into thin strips. 
Line a baking tray with baking sheet. Apply non stick spray. Spread the tortilla strips out in a single layer. Bake the tortilla strips for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy. Stir the tortilla strips half way through cooking.
Gather rest of ingredients. Mix in at broader bowl. Before serving arrange the mixed veges in a serving plate top it off with baked Tortilla chips and sauce