CSA Week 3: Jen & Derek’s Organic Farm – Chipotle Steak Salad

Our CSA box this week still consisted mostly of green items.  I tend to get bored of plain salads quite quickly, so this week I dressed up our greens with a spicy chipotle yogurt dressing and juicy grilled steak slices.  At first I added two chipotle peppers to the blender and just about blew my socks off it was so spicy.  So in went some more yogurt to tone down the spice.  This salad was quite satisfying on a hot day, I hope you give it a try.

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Chipotle Steak Salad
Serves: 6 side or 4 main sized salads

For the dressing:
1 cup of plain yogurt
2 fresh green onions
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (try half for less spicy or two peppers for more spiciness)
the zest and juice of half a lime (add the whole lime if you like a little more tanginess)
1/4 teaspoon of salt

For the Salad:
4 cups of mixed greens (one bag)
2 cups of your choice of greens (arugula, tatsoi, mustard greens, kale, etc)
1 cup of fresh corn kernals
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced thinly
3 hakurei turnips, sliced thinly
4 ribs of celery, thinly sliced
1 cup of grated cheddar cheese

1 barbecued steak, chicken or pork, thinly sliced

Toss all of the dressing ingredients into a blender or food processor and mix until smooth and creamy.  Start with 1/2 a chipotle pepper and ramp up the spiciness by adding more peppers.  Layer the salad in your favourite serving bowl, greens, vegetables, cheese, steak and lastly the dressing.  Enjoy!

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