Southwestern Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Southwestern Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing from KathrynSeppamaki.com #glutenfree #grainfree

I just love spring in the south! Today was in the 70’s and I had all of the windows and doors open to air out the house. I worked in the back yard for awhile and enjoyed being in the sunshine and getting some fresh air. And since I mowed the lawn, I get to enjoy the smell of fresh cut grass….mmmmm.

I find that when the weather starts warming up that I begin to crave more fresh fruits and vegetables. And I love salads! I do have to be careful because I can end up in a salad rut, eating the same salad over and over again, and that can get a little boring! So I’ve made it my goal to create a lot more different types of salads with lots of great, fresh veggies this spring and summer!

I was looking for a great salad to pair with my Easy salsa chicken, which is so quick to prepare and tastes so yummy! I thought that a salad would be the prefect complement to the chicken….and it really was!

I topped this with a homemade cilantro lime dressing that I was able to whip together in 5 minutes. I made enough for two servings, so that I could have leftovers for lunch the next day and it was great both times!

It was a really incredible meal and left my tummy very happy!

This recipe is naturally gluten free and can easily be made grain free by omitting the corn. I don’t know where I originally got this recipe. I’ve had it on my computer for years in my “need to make” recipe file.  I have since seen it all over the internet on different websites and Pinterest.

This recipe is gluten free with grain free options, because we all really like options!

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Southwestern Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Looking for a salad that goes well with your favorite Mexican food? This one does!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients

  • SALAD INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups spring mix
  • 2 green onions or 1/4 cup sweet onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper any color
  • 1/2 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup organic frozen corn thawed (omit for grain free)
  • 1/2 avocado chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 2 tbsp black olives
  • 1/2 cup cilantro with stems removed and chopped
  • SALAD DRESSING INGREDIENTS
  • 1/4 cup organic Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Mix all salad ingredients together in a large bowl.

  2. For the dressing, put all ingredients into a blender or food processor.
  3. Blend until fully mixed.
  4. Drizzle over salad.
  5. Store any extra in the refrigerator.
Southwestern Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing from KathrynSeppamaki.com #glutenfree #grainfree

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