Pollo Asado | Big hearty dinner salads are my jam lately. Which is shocking because when growing up salad was sad iceberg lettuce with some tomato slices or canned mixed vegetables. Neither of this made a salad very appetizing while growing up. It made me pretty averse to anything “salad”.
You see, growing up in a Puerto Rican household a typical dinner plate was a starch, another starch, and some meat. If a vegetable did make an appearance it was in the form of iceberg and tomato or mixed canned vegetables. There was a lot of nopes and head shaking whenever I was offered a salad.
Thank goodness I saw the light and learned how to make a really satisfying salad. The possibilities when it comes to the salad are endless. So many different combinations and preparations you can never get bored with salad.
This salad is loaded with delicious charred vegetables, massaged hearty kale, creamy avocado, tangy cotija cheese, and topped with pollo asado. It’s a salad full of smokey flavor and bright citrus notes. Using the hearty greens makes for a more satisfying and substantial salad.
If you prefer a lighter salad you can substitute the greens with arugula or salad greens. Because salad greens are already tender there will be no need to massage them.
This is a great salad to serve for dinner party or backyard barbecue. Make it easy by making a batch of massaged greens and marinading the pollo asado ahead of time. There is nothing like a bountiful colorful salad to impress your guest.
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