We love a good healthy salad and this one is a definite palette pleaser! The combination of leafy greens and vegetables, topped with the homemade creamy cilantro lime dressing, makes for the not so typical salad. This ready-to-eat dish has wonderful flavor that will have you back for another helping.
- 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
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
- 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, garnish with tortilla strips, if desired.