Salads

Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing

Thank you Stonyfield Organic and Taylor Farms for sponsoring today’s recipe, but all opinions are my own. This Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing is the perfect way to top a tex-mex salad with baby spring mix, corn, black beans, tomatoes, and avocado.

This Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing is the perfect way to top a tex-mex salad with baby spring mix, corn, black beans, tomatoes, and avocado. www.simplylakita.com #salad #healthy

With the arriving of summer, I definitely find myself eating way more salads than usual.


It is largely because I live in Florida and the heat and humidity makes you not want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen over a hot stove to make a meal. In addition, there are so many great vegetables in season that making a salad is such a good way to utilize them. When it comes to salads, anything goes and if you have been following me here on the blog then you already know that I love having a salad with a lot of stuff in it. No boring salads with iceberg lettuce and a few cherry tomatoes here. None of that.

When I think about a salad, then the dressing is just as important and although I do have my favorite pre-made salad dressings, I also love to whip up my own at home using a few simple ingredients. For a creamy based salad dressing, I love using Stonyfield Organics Greek Yogurt because it is affordable and easy to locate in the dairy section of the grocery store. The yogurt is also thick, rich, and creamy, with no toxic pesticides or artificial hormones. Today I will share with you a recipe for a quick and easy Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing that goes perfect with any taco-inspired salad.

Now that we have our salad dressing taken care of we have to begin assembling the salad. This requires some really good salad greens to form the base and that is when I turn to Taylor Farms for their organic salads, and my favorite is the baby spring mix. This is a medley of different baby lettuces that are tender, triple washed, and ready to serve saving you time. Less time washing your salad green means get to enjoy your salad quicker.

Be sure to give this quick salad a try!

Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing Ingredients:

Instructions:

Using a food processor, add in the cloves of garlic and process to mince. Add in the cilantro, Stonyfield Organic Plain Greek Yogurt, lime juice, and process until smooth. Slowly stream in the olive oil and vinegar until emulsified. Add in salt to taste and place in a jar and set aside.

This Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing is the perfect way to top a tex-mex salad with baby spring mix, corn, black beans, tomatoes, and avocado. www.simplylakita.com #salad #healthy

This Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing is the perfect way to top a tex-mex salad with baby spring mix, corn, black beans, tomatoes, and avocado. www.simplylakita.com #salad #healthy

Assemble the salad by filling a bowl with Taylor Farm Organic Baby Spring Mix and top with corn, black beans, tomatoes, avocado, and top with the cilantro lime salad dressing. Serve immediately and store any unused salad dressing in the refrigerator.

 

This Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing is the perfect way to top a tex-mex salad with baby spring mix, corn, black beans, tomatoes, and avocado. www.simplylakita.com #salad #healthy

Enjoy!

Got any comments, questions, or ideas for this Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing? Share them in the comments below!


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    Mary
    June 28, 2017 at 9:28 PM

    I have a hard time coming up with interesting salad dressings, so I usually opt out, that’s right, I’m one of those weird people that eats her salad dry. Your cilantro lime salad dressing looks simple and delicious. I love adding apple cider vinegar to dressings, it always adds a much-needed kick.

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      admin
      July 11, 2017 at 1:08 PM

      I cannot eat my salad dry, but I also do not like a lot of dressing on my salad…lol…I’m very picky. I love ACV in my salad dressing and making it myself allows me to basically put whatever I want into it πŸ™‚

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    Tamara
    June 29, 2017 at 8:40 PM

    Look how fresh this is! I can’t stand store bought salad dressings and will always try to make them. This one looks great – such awesome ingredients.
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      admin
      July 11, 2017 at 1:09 PM

      Thank you! I’m not a big fan of store bought salad dressings either, but for some reason I keep buying new ones hoping…it just never seems to work out.

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    Akaleistar
    July 1, 2017 at 9:18 PM

    I don’t eat a lot of salads, but that salad dressing looks really good πŸ™‚
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      admin
      July 11, 2017 at 1:10 PM

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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    Sonya
    July 6, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    I love making salad dressing and I’ve been trying to eat eat more cilantro to help with breakouts I’m currently experiencing. So I would love to try this recipe.
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      admin
      July 11, 2017 at 1:11 PM

      I love making my own salad dressing and I did not know cilantro was good for breakouts! I guess its a good thing that I love it πŸ™‚

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