Refreshing Cilantro Chicken Salad for Two

Barbara Oseland


This is one of my favorite salads. I add more cilantro than is called for because I love it so much. Make a little extra dressing and keep it on hand in the fridge. Can be used for marinates, dips and of course salad dressing.

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10 Min
10 Min


1/3 c
olive or vegetable oil
2 Tbsp
lime juice
2 Tbsp
minced fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp
ground cumin
1/4 tsp
1/8 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
2 c
torn leaf lettuce (romaine, spring mix or spinich work great)
1 c
tomatoes cut in wedges (cherry or roma tomatoes work well)
1 c
cubed chicken (about 1 chicken breast)

How to Make Refreshing Cilantro Chicken Salad for Two


  • 1In a jar with a tight-fitting lid (a canning jar works best), combine the oil, lime juice, cilantro, cumin, salt and red pepper flakes. Do a dance and shake the jar well.
  • 2In a bowl, combine the lettuce, chicken and tomatoes. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. You can add extra cilantro if you wish on top. Refrigerate any excess dressing. I have also used some of this to marinate the chicken in a separate bowl or container prior to cooking. Turned out very well.

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