Recipe: Chipotle Romano Salad with Croutons

May 15, 2011 by     No Comments    Posted under: Recipes, Salad Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes
Chipotle Romano Salad with Croutons

Chipotle Romano Salad with Croutons

This simple yet sophisticated salad is sure to please.  It goes great with fish or chicken entrees, or can stand on it’s own as a lite lunch.  The vinegar and heat from the Chipotle Tabasco compliment the tangy olive oil, salty cheese, and crunchy croutons perfectly.


  • Romain Lettuce, chopped or torn
  • Croutons
  • Romano Cheese, shaved
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Chipotle Tabasco Sauce
  • Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

Directions (per person):

Place 2-3 handfuls of lettuce in the center of a plate, forming a mound.   Apply the Chipotle Tabasco Sauce to the lettuce, about 5-6 shakes.  Place 4 Romano Cheese shavings on the lettuce, and then drizzle olive oil over the lettuce, cheese, and plate, probably about a tablespoon’s worth.  Season everything with the black pepper, and then place a handful of croutons on top of the lettuce.  Garnish the plate with drops of Chipotle Tabasco Sauce and serve.

To make the cheese shavings, simply run a vegetable peeler across a block of Romano Cheese, being careful not to break the shaving.  If you do break one, promptly put it in your mouth and try again.


Shaving Romano

Shaving Romano

Recipe by Jothan Yeager


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