Carne Asada Salad

Carne Asada Salad

Normally I would tend to use a fresh batch of carne asada carne asada to make some carne asada tacos but since April is the National Salad Month it seemed only appropriate to make a carne asada salad. I mean you really cannot go wrong starting a salad off with some grilled medium-rare meat, right? I used lettuce for the base of the salad and then I build it out with some homemade pico de gallo , which contains all sorts of good things like tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers and cilantro, and then I continued with some creamy avocado and I finished the salad off with some black beans, corn and crumbled cotija. The only thing left to decide on was the dressing and what better to use for the dressing than the marinade that carne asada was marinated in? The carne asada marinade is a mojo style sauce with a base of sour orange, or a combo of orange and lime juice, and garlic and this one I season with jalapeno, cilantro, cumin and and oregano. All in all this is one really nice, refreshing, filling, tasty and healthy salad and a great way to enjoy some carne asada!

This salad work great with warm or room temperature carne asada so in the unlikely event that you have some leftover carne asada from some other use, this salad is a great way to enjoy it!

Carne Asada Salad
All mixed up and ready to serve.

Carne Asada Salad

Carne Asada Salad
Carne Asada Salad

Carne Asada Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 4

A healthy salad with tasty carne asada, pico de gallo, avocado, black beans and corn is a sour orange and garlic mojo style dressing.

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, sliced
  • 1 pound carne asada, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup pico de gallo
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 large avocado, diced or sliced
  • 1/4 cup cotija, crumbled (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Mexican mojo dressing (see below)
  1. Assemble the salad, toss in the dressing and enjoy!

Mexican Mojo Dressing

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 1

A Mexican style sour orange and garlic mojo dressing with spicy jalapenos, cumin, oregano and cilantro that is prefect for salad or marinades.

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 orange, juice
  • 1 lime, juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  1. Mix everything and enjoy!


Justin said...

I'm a huge fan of putting left over steak on my salad. This is another great example.

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective said...

Delicious-looking salad! And the dressing sounds amazing!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

That's my kind of salad and that dressing looks perfect...

Michele Tedrick said...

This looks great. I LOVE salads like this.

LunaCafe said...

Hi Kevin ... This salad looks fantastic!

Anonymous said...

carne asada isn't thick slices but it does this salad does look banging.

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