Monday, May 3, 2010

Southwestern Inspired Salad with Cilantro and a Lime Vinaigrette

I've been on a huge salad kick lately... as well as a cilantro and lime kick. I was trying to figure out how to incorporate them together and one thing led to another which led to this flavorful semi sweet, semi salty and semi tangy salad.

Feeds 4 adults (or 2 adults and 3 kids!)

2 bags of Boston, Bibb or Romaine lettuce, washed and rinsed. (I used a Boston and Arugula mix and when in season I buy locally from our local farms or farm stand)
1 can of black beans drained and rinsed
1 can or 1/2 bag of frozen corn thawed to room temperature
1 can black olives, drained
1/2 cup Queso Fresco or mild Feta
1 handful Peppadews, sliced
1/8 Cup cilantro leaves (approx), leaves should be whole, pulled from the stems
1/2 Cup Grandma's Dressing
Juice of 1 lime (if lime doesn't yield much juice use 2)

In a large salad bowl add all of the ingredients and mix well. Let bowl sit and make the dressing.
Just prior to serving add about 1/8 Cup of the dressing. If you need more feel free to add.

Serve with tortilla strips or sliced chicken if desired.


After Words said...

Yum! But what's Grandma's dressing?

CrystalsCozyKitchen said...

Looks and sounds delicious!

Jessica Ryan said...

I didn't give the link? yikes!!!