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Spicy Chopped Salad with Tortillas


  • 2 hearts of romaine lettuce, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons canned or jarred sliced jalapeños, drained

  • 3 tablespoons salad olives, manzanilla with pimento, drained

  • 1 vine-ripe tomato, seeded and chopped

  • 1/2 red onion, chopped

  • 1 cup broken tortilla chips, any variety

  • 2 tablespoons taco sauce

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons cilantro or flat leaf parsley, chopped

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • Salt and pepper


Combine lettuce, jalopeños, olives, tomatoes and onion in a bowl, toss with tortilla chip pieces. In a second bowl, combine taco sauce, lime juice, cilantro or parsley. Whisk in EVOO, eyeball it, in a slow stream until dressing is combined. Toss salad with dressing to combine and coat ingredients evenly and then serve.