I love all things Tex Mex, Southwestern, and Mexican – so to go along with a Carne Adovada that I was making (recipe and blog post to follow soon), I wanted to make a fun un-salad salad on the side.
By un-salad I mean that I am not usually a salad person (with the exception of my Caesar Salad). I hate salads that make you feel like you’re taking a bite out of the forest floor, filled with “twigs and figs” as my mom used to say. That’s why I love this salad…. It feels less like a salad, and more like a deconstructed vegetarian taco.
I added in all my favorite taco fillings and toppings – beans, corn, tomato, avocado, cheddar cheese, and scallions – mixed it with crispy romaine lettuce, and tossed it in a bright Cilantro Lime Yogurt dressing. As an added crunchy bonus, I crisped up some tortillas in the oven to top the salad with!
If you want to make this salad even more of a meal, add in some grilled chicken or steak!
This is great recipe to make for a crowd – it’s easy, bright, and delicious!
Southwestern Salad with a Cilantro Lime Yogurt Dre
A healthy and delicious salad loaded with all your taco favorites - made with a cilantro lime dressing