Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Southwestern Chopped Salad with Avocado Dressing

It's so pretty. So, so, so pretty.
There are many versions of the Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Dressing all over Pinterest but this one is my favorite! It's actually a combination of several salads I found on Pinterest with a few extra tweaks. I love to make this huge salad on a Monday night for dinner and eat leftovers for lunch the next few days. I can't get enough!
So here's the deal...

Southwestern Chopped Salad with Avocado Dressing
Adapted from The Garden Grazer

Salad Ingredients
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cups corn
1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
5 green onions
2 cups Mexican cheese, shredded
1 avocado, diced

Dressing Ingredients
1 cup loosely packed cilantro, stems removed
1/2 avocado
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
Juice of 1 lime
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

To make the cilantro lime dressing, blend all ingredients until smooth, adjusting seasonings if necessary. To assemble the salad, place romaine lettuce in a large bowl; top with tomatoes, corn, black beans, onions, cheese and avocado. Pour the dressing on top of the salad and gently toss to combine.




  1. Christina this looks amazing!! Love all the colors!

  2. that looks so yummy and pretty! must make this, but my presentation will not be as pretty. haha

  3. We just made a plan in our house to have a big salad for dinner at least once a week. I'll definitely have to try this recipe. It's so pretty and colorful.

  4. I can't help it but I agree! This salad looks AMAZING!! Can't wait to try it!

  5. Yum! Southwest is my favorite kind of salad, so definitely gonna try this one out.

  6. Yum! I love southwest salads minus the beans. Add in tortillas chips!

  7. This looks absolutely delicious!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. WOW! I need this in my life! It looks so amazingly good!!!

  9. mmm that dressing sounds delic! A must try :)


  10. This salad looks amazing! I would eat that dressing with a spoon!

  11. Just made this for tonight's dinner! Thank you for the inspiration!


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