Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

A tex-mex style salad with an incredibly creamy Greek yogurt cilantro dressing that will knock your socks off!

Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing - A tex-mex style salad with an incredibly creamy Greek yogurt cilantro dressing!

I’m happy to report that after 11 days into 2014, I am still well into my salad phase – BBQ chicken salad, Asian cobb salad, kale salad, you name it. But with a bunch of cilantro left over in the fridge, I just had to make a cilantro-type dressing. And boy am I glad I did because this is one of the creamiest, most flavorful dressings I have ever made.

Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing - A tex-mex style salad with an incredibly creamy Greek yogurt cilantro dressing!

Not to mention, the dressing comes together so quickly and easily with the help of a food processor. Simply drop everything into your handy dandy food processor – I love using my Magimix for this – pulse, and that’s it!

Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing - A tex-mex style salad with an incredibly creamy Greek yogurt cilantro dressing!

You can definitely adjust the amount of olive oil for a a thinner dressing. I didn’t want mine too thick so that’s what the recipe here reflects. Either way, this goes so perfectly in this tex-mex style salad loaded with corn, beans, tomatoes, avocado and tortilla strips. It’s quickly become a favorite of ours, and we’ve had it almost every day this week!

Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Prep Time 15 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

Yield 2 servings

Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

A tex-mex style salad with an incredibly creamy Greek yogurt cilantro dressing that will knock your socks off!

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup tortilla strips, for garnish
  • For the cilantro lime dressing
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Instructions

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

Notes

Adapted from The Garden Grazer

http://damndelicious.net/2014/01/10/southwestern-chopped-salad-cilantro-lime-dressing/