Fried Green Tomato Salad with Chipotle Dressing
By Paula Deen
- Prep time: 45 minutes
- Cook time: 10 minutes
- Servings: 4
- 3 or 4 large, firm green tomatoes
- 1 cup self rising flour or cornmeal
- cracked black pepper
- peanut oil, for frying
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4 cups spring mix lettuce, washed
- 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
Preheat the oil to 350 degrees F.
For the tomatoes: Slice the tomatoes to desired thickness. Lay the tomato slices out on a pan lined with a paper towel and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Allow time for the salt to pull the water out of the tomatoes.
Mix together the flour and a pinch of salt and pepper. Coat the tomatoes with the flour mixture and deep-fry until golden brown.
For the salad: In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lime juice, adobo sauce, and salt.
Place the spring mix on a plate. Alternate tomatoes and avocado slices in a circle on top of spring mix. Drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.