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Cozumel Carnitas Salad with Citrus Chipotle Dressing

Cozumel Carnitas Salad with Citrus Chipotle Dressing

Bring some exciting, authentic Mexican flavors into your own kitchen.

Gluten Free:
Serving Size:
Total Time:
Under 30 Minutes
Preparation Time:
Under 15 minutes
Meal Occasion:
Lunch , Dinner
Level of Difficulty:
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This recipe is recommended for 4 servings
  • 1/2 cup LA VICTORIA® Thick 'n Chunky Salsa Verde
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon EMBASA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (5-ounce) bag spring salad mix
  • 1/2 cup thin wedges red onion
  • 1/2 cup thin wedges bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced radishes
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups carnita meat, heated
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Roasted pepitas, if desired


  1. To make dressing, in small bowl, whisk together salsa verde, orange juice, oil, chipotle, orange peel, garlic and black pepper.
  2. Divide salad mix evenly among 4 plates. Top each salad with onion, bell pepper, radishes and avocado.
  3. Place warm meat in center of each salad. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with pepitas, if desired.