Southwestern Grilled Romaine Salad is topped with a delicious creamy avocado cilantro dressing, Queso Blanco cheese, and Blue Diamond Bold Sriracha almonds. These nuts add a great crunch to an already delicious salad.
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. This recipe and opinions are 100% my own. I want to thank Blue Diamond Almonds for providing the delicious almonds used in this recipe.
When I received Blue Diamond Bold Sriracha flavored almonds, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Sometimes when an item is flavored, it tastes fake or has a weird after taste. I opened them up and popped a couple into my mouth. Oh heavens, they are delicious. They aren’t hot but are very flavorful and have a nice little kick in the end. I knew that they would be perfect on a Southwestern Grilled Romaine Salad.
I have so many ideas on how these almonds could be used besides snacking, but if you caught my last post, you know that John and I were on vacation in the Dominican Republic a week ago. It was pretty easy to watch what I ate. There was so much fresh fruit and grilled fish that I should have lost weight (snicker snicker).
Well, the rest of the story is that we enjoyed this particular rum drink that went down just a little too easy. In addition to rum, it was full of mint and their version of simple syrup. So the truth is, I came home with some work to do in the calorie counting department.
I am all about grilling right now. I think that it just brings out the natural flavors of food. The caramelization that vegetables take on is just delicious. Grilling Romaine adds a smokiness to all of the other flavors already going on.
This salad was so delicious, that I’ve eaten it three times this week already! It makes a great vegetarian meal or you could add some grilled shrimp for your meat lover.