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Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Dressing May 22, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — kariryerson @ 12:00 am

With summer approaching we are starting up our garden which makes me crave salads. I had seen many floating around the web but this one reached out to me. The dressing is tangy, which I love, and the orange pepper and corn add just the right amount of sweetness.

Ingredients:

  • Large head of romaine
  • 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large orange bell pepper
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups corn (I used frozen, thawed)
  • 5 green onions

Dressing

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

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Directions:

Make the dressing: puree all ingredients in a food processor/blender until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.

Finely chop romaine, bell pepper, tomatoes, and green onions.

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.

Toss with desired dressing.

 

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