Chili Lime Salad

The other day I was in Trader Joes and I came across these chili and lime tortilla chips that I heard about from a famous Instagram influencer. I placed the bag into my cart and headed toward check out…... once that was all done, I went to my car and the first thing I did was open the bag of chips and give them a taste… and the rest is history and here is the salad!

Chili Pickling:
½ cup sugar
2 Tablespoons vinegar of your choose
¼ cup Kosher salt
2 limes/lemons – thinly sliced – with the peels
2 red chilies* – thinly sliced
1 red onion – thinly sliced
¼ olive oil

1) In a small bowl mix together the sugar, and vinegar to form a paste. Set aside.
2) In a 1-pound container, layer 2 slices of lime on the bottom of the container. Add some chilies and onion slices. Spoon 1 Tablespoon of the sugar/vinegar mixture on top. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons salt and top with 2 slices of lime. Repeat with remaining chili and onions until the container is full. Add the extra salt and sugar/vinegar mixture on top. Pour in the oil and seal the container. It should be so packed that it should be hard to close. Place in fridge for 24 hours.

½ cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
2 teaspoon lime juice
1 Tablespoon ketchup

1) In a 1lb container whisk together all the ingredients. Store in fridge for up until 1 week.

Assemble Salad:
1 24oz back Romaine lettuce – pieces
1 cup chili pickling – recipe above
1 cup Trader Joes chili lime tortilla chips – smashed

1) In a large bowl mix the lettuce together with the dressing. Add the chili pickling and top with the chips. Enjoy

*if you cant find you can use jalapenos instead. See my blog for more info