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.