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.
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:
- 1 cup cilantro leaves, loosely packed
- ½ cup Stonyfield Organic Plain Greek Yogurt
- 2 cloves garlic
- juice of 1 lime
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- salt to taste
- Taylor Farms Organic Baby Spring Mix
- corn kernels
- black beans
- tomatoes, halved
- avocado, mashed
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.
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.