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Southwestern Chopped Salad With Cilantro Dressing

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Not only does this salad look like a beautiful color palette, but it also is packed with nutrients. From the corn to the beans to the refreshing creaminess of the cilantro dressing, this salad is sure to be a hit at the dinner table (or just keep it a secret for yourself!). Get ready for an explosion of flavor in every bite.

  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Total Time: 30m


For Salad

  • Large head of romaine
  • 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large orange bell pepper
  • 1 pt cherry tomatoes
  • 2 c corn, boiled then cooled
  • 5 green onions

For Dressing

  • 1 c loosely packed cilantro, stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt


  1. Make the dressing: puree all ingredients in a food processor/blender until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  2. Finely chop romaine, bell pepper, tomatoes, and green onions.
  3. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Toss with desired amount of dressing.