Variation On A Classic Dish

Tex-Mex Caesar Salad

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Tex-Mex Caesar Salad

Tex-Mex Caesar Salad - Fiery Tex-Mex salad with a bite—ideal for beginner cooks

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40 min.

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Nutritional values

A hearty salad with valuable amino acids, lots of vitamin C and folic acid. Vitamin C is important for the connective tissue and our immune system. Folic acid is needed for cell reproduction, blood formation and protein metabolism; pregnant women in particular need a lot of it.

Silk tofu contains a lot of moisture and is therefore ideal for sauces. After opening the package, it should always be kept moist and consumed as soon as possible.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie330 cal.(16 %)
Protein35 g(36 %)
Fat14 g(12 %)
Carbohydrates13 g(9 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage3 g(10 %)
Vitamin A0.4 mg(50 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E2.7 mg(23 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin19.8 mg(165 %)
Vitamin B₆0.8 mg(57 %)
Folate130 μg(43 %)
Pantothenic acid1.4 mg(23 %)
Biotin8.1 μg(18 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.4 μg(13 %)
Vitamin C38 mg(40 %)
Potassium1,016 mg(25 %)
Calcium170 mg(17 %)
Magnesium75 mg(25 %)
Iron3.6 mg(24 %)
Iodine5 μg(3 %)
Zinc1.4 mg(18 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.3 g
Uric acid261 mg
Cholesterol74 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 Whole-wheat tortilla
2 Tbsps olive oil
1 ½ tsps Guajillo chili powder (or other chili powder)
1 small garlic clove
½ Lime
7 ozs Silken tofu
3 Romaine lettuce
½ bunch cilantro
1 large Chicken breast (about 225 grams)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Meat mallet, 1 Grill pan, 1 Immersion blender, 1 deep bowl, 1 Salad spinner, 1 Salad server, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Paper towel, 1 Plastic wrap

Preparation steps

Tex-Mex Caesar Salad preparation step 1

Cut tortilla into very fine strips, place on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven at 200°C (fan: 180°C, gas mark 3) (approximately 400°F/convection 350°F) until crisp, about 12 minutes. Remove and let cool.

Tex-Mex Caesar Salad preparation step 2

Heat olive oil in a small pot with the chili powder until it begins to bubble slightly. Remove from heat and let cool.

Tex-Mex Caesar Salad preparation step 3

Peel garlic and squeeze lime. Purée tofu, garlic, lime juice and half of the chili oil with an immersion blender and season with salt and pepper to taste. If the sauce is too thick, dilute with 1-2 tablespoons of water.

Tex-Mex Caesar Salad preparation step 4

Trim lettuce, rinse, spin dry and cut into strips.

Tex-Mex Caesar Salad preparation step 5

Rinse cilantro, shake dry and pluck leaves.

Tex-Mex Caesar Salad preparation step 6

 Rinse the chicken breast fillet, pat dry, cut in half horizontally and pound slightly flat with a meat mallet between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Rub with the remaining chili oil.

Tex-Mex Caesar Salad preparation step 7

Heat the grill pan and fry chicken fillets for 3-4 minutes on each side.

Tex-Mex Caesar Salad preparation step 8

Mix the lettuce with the dressing and place in a bowl. Garnish with some cilantro. 

Tex-Mex Caesar Salad preparation step 9

Cut chicken into strips and place them on the salad. Sprinkle with tortilla strips and serve immediately.