This huge salad has big flavors including chili roasted sweet potatoes, crispy corn strips, sweet corn, tomatoes, and a bright avocado ranch dressing! Say no to boring salads with this Tex-Mex salad!
Quick tortilla strips:
Avocado Ranch :
For roasted sweet potatoes and crispy corn strips:
- Preheat oven to 400˚F.
- For sweet potatoes, peel and cube into 1/2-inch cubes. Toss with olive oil, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Spread out on a baking sheet. Bake the sweet potatoes for about 20 minutes until they are very tender and browned around the edges.
- For crispy strips, cut tortillas into strips and toss with oil, chili, cumin, salt, and pepper. Spread out in an even layer. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring twice while they bake to ensure even cooking.
For avocado ranch:
- Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. If it is too thick, add more buttermilk to thin out.
- If you don’t have a food processor, mash up the avocado really well and whisk together ingredients.
Make the salad by adding mixed greens to a large bowl. Top with sweet potatoes, crispy corn strips, corn, tomatoes, red peppers, and drizzle on the dressing right before serving.
Leftover salad will keep well if undressed in the fridge for 3-4 days.