In my continuing quest to make fruits and vegetables into comfort food, I adapted the meal I order every time I go to Hula Hut. If I were going to the restaurant, in addition to the salad combo of Chopped Salad and Mango Quesadilla, I would have chips and salsa and a margarita. Beyond making the food at home so it’s cheaper, the lack of drink and appetizer makes it healthier too! So here’s my favorite salad this week:
- Green Leaf Lettuce
- Chopped Red Bell Pepper
- Red Onion
- Grated Carrot
- Roasted Corn
- Chunks of Avocado
- Roasted Pistachios
- If you’re not having the Mango Quesadillas (below), you might add some dried cherries for a hint of sweetness.
Dressing: Hula Hut uses a balsamic vinaigrette, but I prefer a combo of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, dried oregano, and a pinch of salt.
Since I was in New Mexico, the land of green chile on everything, I adapted the quesadilla recipe too.
- Flour tortilla
- Spread on neufchatel or cream cheese
- Chunks of mango
- Green chile or poblano peppers