Saturday, August 29, 2020

SOUTHWESTERN CHOPPED SALAD WITH CILANTRO


 SOUTHWESTERN CHOPPED SALAD WITH CILANTRO





A Tex-Mex style salad with an incredibly creamy Greek yogurt dressing with cilantro!

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz. cherry/grape tomatoes
  • 2 cups cooked sweet corn 
  • 15 oz. can black beans
  • 1 large head romaine
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 5 green onions

FOR THE CREAMY CILANTRO-LIME DRESSING:

  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (about 1/2 lime, more to taste)
  • 1/2 avocado (or 1/2 cup plain vegan yogurt)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro 
  • agave & cumin to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

 

Instructions:

  1. Make the dressing: blend all dressing ingredients in a food processor/blender until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. (I love the addition of a little cumin, and agave to sweeten!)
  2. Chop romaine, bell pepper, tomatoes, and green onions. Rinse and drain black beans.
  3. Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Toss with desired amount of dressing. Enjoy your salad!