Harvest Salad in Crispy Tortilla Bowls

The perfect fall salad where you will enjoy eating the bowl.

These are my favorite simply because its the ideal transitional salad from summer to fall and BONUS, you get to eat the bowl when you’re done! My family absolutely loved this concept. Just make sure you watch the tortillas at the end; one of mine burned. Also, if you don’t have an air fryer this also works in a mini oven or oven.

The ingredients are simple and go together so well. You can add in chicken too or sub in any cheese you have on hand. I also didn’t have pumpkin seeds aka pepitas, so I used sunflower seeds. The dressing is also a great recipe to have on hand for that lighter ranch flavor.

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harvest salad crispy tortilla bowls

Harvest Salad with Crispy Tortilla Bowls

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 45 mins

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled + diced
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • salt, garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder to taste

Salad:

  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked + chopped
  • cups sweet corn kernels
  • 10 oz black beans, drained + rinsed
  • 3 tbs pumpkin seeds
  • 2 oz cotija cheese, crumbled

Avocado Ranch Dressing:

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 small limes, juiced
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, stems removed
  • 1/2 tsp of each: garlic powder, onion powder, dried dill
  • 5 tbs milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Crispy Tortillas:

  • 4 burrito size tortillas

Instructions

Sweet Potatoes:

  • Preheat your oven to 400° F. Toss your sweet potato with olive oil and seasonings. Spread out on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until they get a little brown.

Dressing:

  • Combine all ingredients in a small food processor and pulse until smooth. You may need to add more milk to get it to a drippy dressing consistency. Also taste it and make sure the flavor is good. Adjust any seasonings, lime juice or salt if needed.

Crispy Tortilla Bowls:

  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F. Place a tortilla into a medium sized round oven safe dish, so that it form a bowl shape. Its okay if the sides fold. Air fry for 4 minutes. Remove and repeat with the rest of the tortillas.

Notes

The crispy tortilla bowls also can be made in a mini oven or regular oven. Just follow the directions listed above.
Author: Stella

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