Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wildflour's Southwestern Salad

I can list the ingredients in this salad but Wildflour Bakery in Lake Bluff makes the magic with the white sauce that they squirt all over the top just before you dig in.

I have a loose ingredient list that follows but is not quite Ann’s so if you want the real thing,Wildflour is at 14 East Scranton in Lake Bluff.

This is the best version of a Southwest Salad that I’ve ever had anywhere…and to think it’s right in my own back yard!

Bon Appetit!

Mixed greens
Red cabbage
Red pepper
Jack Cheese or cotija
Tortilla strips
Ranch buttermilk dressing with cilantro and drizzle of green chili sauce

1/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup cilantro leaves
1/4 tsp jalapeno pepper, seeded and crushed
1 Ranch dressing mix packet
2 garlic cloves
3 tomatillos

In a blender, place all ingredients and process until smooth. Allow to stand for a few minutes for flavors to meld.