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Vegetarian Tostada Salad with Creamy Chipotle Dressing

Have you ever heard the saying, “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” Well, my parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this weekend and this easy homemade Vegetarian Tostada Salad was what I took over to their house. Why, because it can stand the test of time. It’s a salad I’ve enjoyed a few times and continues to love.

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid.

Vegetarian Tostada Salad with Creamy Chipotle DressingWedding anniversaries aside, Cinco De Mayo is upon us, so this tostada salad will compliment any meal you have planned. It’s super easy to put together and who doesn’t want that. You can make it as a quick side for dinner or for a party. Did, I mention how easy it’s to put together?
Easy Vegetarian Tostada Salad
Whenever I make a salad, I often have leftover greens, and the dilemma used to be,  how do I keep my greens long enough to use it the next time.
Vegetarian Tostada Salad
Well, lately, I have been storing them inside Rubbermaid FreshWorks. Storing it here extends the life of our produce, so we get a few more days from it before it goes to bad. The Rubbermaid FreshWorks Container comes in small, medium and large. You can fit small berries in the small container, the medium one  would be perfect for strawberries and the large would work best for salad and lefty greens. *Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.

 FreshWorks Produce Saver 3-Piece Set With Lids, Green by Rubbermaid, including 3 x Containers, 3 x Lids Salad Spinner White Large Salad Bowl Glass Salad Dressing Bottle, Cruet, Mixer, Shaker and Maker

Homemade Tostada Salad with Creamy Chipotle Dressing

Vegetarian Tostada Salad with Creamy Chipotle Dressing
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 cups fire-roasted corn
  • 10 cups torn crisp romaine lettuce
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 1 cup Monterey jack cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Santa Fe style crunchy tortilla strips
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Creamy Chipotle Dressing
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat oil in a small skillet until hot. Toss in corn and season with cayenne pepper. Cook until blackened about 5 minutes. Remove, put on a plate and set aside to cool
  2. In a large salad bowl, add your chopped and dropped romaine lettuce, along with diced red bell pepper, black beans, blackened corn,
  3. Just before serving, top with tortilla chips, drizzle the dressing and sprinkle on some cheese. Serve immediately.
  4. Dressing
  5. In a blender. Pulse together yogurt, paprika, chipotle pepper, lime juice, onion and garlic powder until smooth. Taste dressing and add salt and pepper as needed.

Tip: In order to keep your romaine lettuce crisp, rinse in cold water, then use a salad spinner to dry completely. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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  1. SheSpeaks

    May 1, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    This salad looks SO GOOD! It is going in our “must try” list!

  2. Natalie

    May 3, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Your tostada salad looks awesome to store in these great containers.

  3. shelly peterson

    May 3, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    I would store berries in these containers.

  4. suzanne

    May 4, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I would store lettuce and onions.

  5. Lauren

    May 4, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I would store strawberries.

  6. barbg

    May 4, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    All the leftovers and fresh fruits would be nice to have these.

  7. Kayla Klontz

    May 6, 2017 at 12:36 am

    I would store salad in mine.

  8. Jenny Ham

    May 14, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I would store lettuce

  9. Lisa Bourlier

    May 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Would be perfect for storing all my salad fixins!

  10. Meghan K

    May 14, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I would store lettuce in the containers.

  11. Kelli Bryson

    May 14, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    I would store my fruit and vegetables in these

  12. Jill Jackson

    May 14, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    I would store my meal prep fruits in them for convenience and freshness

  13. Tamara Faurote

    May 14, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I’d store my lettuce in them. It always spoils before I can use it all!

  14. Danielle Lindquist

    May 14, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    I would store fruits and veggies in it!

  15. Melissa C

    May 14, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    I’d store leftovers

  16. amanda whitley

    May 14, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    i would meal prep and put my lunches in these.

  17. Kim Reid

    May 14, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    I would store my lettuce and other veggies, thanks!

  18. Barrie

    May 14, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    I would store lettuce! It always turns bad before we can use it all!

  19. Stephanie Grant

    May 14, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    I would store my freshly cut fruits and veggies!

  20. Julie Terry

    May 14, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I would store my veggies.

  21. Michelle Catallo

    May 14, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    I would store fresh lettuce from my garden along with cherry tomatoes 😀

  22. naomie

    May 14, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    I would store fruit salad

  23. Dina Lindquist

    May 14, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    I’d store fresh berries like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. I’d also store my garden grown romaine lettuce and spinach!

  24. Wanda McHenry

    May 14, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    I would store melon, lettuce, berries and green onions.

  25. Caren Nichols

    May 14, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    these would be so helpful in the household

  26. Bea Alexandra

    May 14, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    I would store my fresh cut fruit in the Rubbermaid storage!

  27. Pamela Sloss

    May 14, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I would store my jewelry making supplies in my containers. I do!

  28. Nancy Schools

    May 14, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I would store salad ingredients.

  29. Casey Mclendon

    May 14, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Love this recipe! Looks delicious! I LOVE the fruit and veggie storage containers! They look great! Especially for lettuce and berries! Have a blessed week!

  30. elicia p

    May 14, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Berries and maybe lettuce

  31. Melissa Grubb

    May 14, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    I would store my lettuce or other greens in these containers!

  32. Deborah Farris

    May 14, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    These would be great for leftovers!

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