Southwest Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Southwestern Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

With Cinco De Mayo right around the corner I adapted a recipe from The Garden Grazer¬†with a Southwest flare. It is fresh and with the cilantro and lime it tastes like a great add to a Cinco De Mayo celebration. And as a bonus, it’s easy to prepare.

Southwest Salad

  • Large head of romaine
  • 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 orange or yellow pepper
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • 4-5 green onions

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, washed and stemmed
  • 1/2 cup plain whole fat yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Rinse and chop the lettuce, bell pepper, green onions and tomato. Mix all in salad bowl. Add rinsed and drained beans.

In a blender combine all ingredients for dressing and blend well. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add chopped avocado on top or mix in to salad and serve with dressing mixed in or on the side. Serves 6-8.

Option: Add roasted chicken for a main meal.

Source: Adapted from The Garden Grazer

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4 Responses to Southwest Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

  1. Karen says:

    I made a similar salad tonight & tried this dressing. We LOVED it. I added chia seeds to the dressing. We also added avocado, red pepper, & corn to the salad. Emily thought the dressing would be good on a grilled chicken wrap.

    Thanks for the recipe!

    • Jackie Mack says:

      Oh yum – good idea on the chia! Glad you loved the dressing and your salad sounds really great! MMMmm…cilantro dressing w/grilled chicken wrap sounds divine, too.

  2. Karen says:

    Almost forgot…the girls thought turkey bacon would be a tasty topping!

    • Jackie Mack says:

      That sounds REALLY tasty, Karen! I think the Creamy Cilantro Lime dressing is versatile. I put it on a taco salad w/beef it was quite yummy, too.

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