Saturday, July 14, 2012

Garden Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Growing up we always had a large garden.  One of the most dreaded chores was weeding.  Kneeling on the hard ground in the hot sun getting my hands dirty was not my idea of a fun time.  I swore I would never have a garden.  No more weeding for me.  And then I grew up and moved out.  One of the first things I did when I bought my first house was plant a garden.  I couldn't wait for all the yummy, fresh produce I would grow.

This Garden Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing is a great way to use some of the yummy garden tomatoes (okay, I'll admit, my tomatoes are still green and I am still buying tomatoes.  But not for long!) and cilantro from my garden.  With 2 of my favorite ingredients, cilantro and avocado, I couldn't pass this one up.  Its light and refreshing, a great addition to any summer meal.  Or as a nice light lunch all by its self.

1 head lettuce (I used romaine) cut or torn into large bite-sized pieces
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 avocado, sliced
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped small
2 limes, juiced
2 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper

To make the dressing, combine cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl and whisk to combine.  In a large bowl, place lettuce and top with onion, tomatoes and avocado.  Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately.

Recipe adapted from Laylita's Recipes.


  1. I made this for lunch this afternoon, wonderful! So refreshing on a hot muggy day.

  2. Susan, I love the "marriage" of lime and cilantro and this salad looks so refreshing. A perfect meal for the summer. XOXO

  3. This sounds so nice. I love avocados! The addition of the cilantro in the dressing sounds wonderful.


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