10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Cooking Level


  • For the Sweet Pepper Salad:
  • 1lb Pure Flavor® Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers, diced
  • ¼ cup Pure Flavor®Juno® Bites Red Grape Tomatoes ,sliced
  • 4 large fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 1 red onion, quartered
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges
  • 4-6 cups spring salad mix
  • 2 tbsp cotija cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • For the Dressing:
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, canned (can be found in the Latin foods aisle)
  • 1 lime zested, plus half of lime juiced
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • Pink Himalayan salt to taste


Step 1

Preheat a grill to medium-high heat for 10–15 minutes and prepare the chipotle buttermilk ranch.

Step 2

Combine all ingredients listed for the dressing in a blender and pulse 5–10 times until smooth consistency. Place the dressing in the fridge until ready to serve.

Step 3

Add sweet peppers, onions, and jalapenos to a large bowl. Drizzle in olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Then, grill vegetables over medium high heat for 7–10 minutes each side, let them cool.

Step 4

Build the salad on the serving platter. Lay a bed of lettuce, add grilled vegetables, sliced avocado, cotija cheese, fresh cilantro, and lime wedges.

Step 5

Serve the dressing on the side of the salad with your preferred choice of meat (optional).

Recipe created by Amber Cardosi

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