Southwestern Chopped Salad-Cilantro Lime Dressing

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This recipe has been posted for play in Culinary Quest - Tex Mex. Recipe adapted from The Garden Grazer

A Tex-Mex salad with an incredibly creamy yogurt cilantro dressing that will knock your socks off!

You can definitely adjust the amount of oil for a thinner dressing, if you don't want it too thick. so that’s what the recipe here reflects.


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15 Min
No-Cook or Other


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5 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup canned corn kernels, drained
1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
1/4 cup tortilla strips, for garnish


1 cup loosely packed cilantro, stems removed
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 cloves garlic
juice of 1 lime
pinch of salt
1/4 cup veg oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

How to Make Southwestern Chopped Salad-Cilantro Lime Dressing


  • 1To make the cilantro lime dressing, combine cilantro, yogurt, garlic, lime juice and salt in the bowl of a food processor. With the motor running, add the oil and vinegar in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside.
  • 2To assemble the salad, place romaine lettuce in a large bowl; top with tomatoes, corn, black beans and cilantro.
  • 3Pour the dressing on top of the salad and gently toss to combine. Stir in avocado.
  • 4Serve immediately, garnished with tortillas trips, if desired.

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About Southwestern Chopped Salad-Cilantro Lime Dressing

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Tex-Mex - Salad

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