11 Reviews

Every single time I make this (today will be the 5th or 6th time), I get rave reviews. I love all of the ingredients and the dressing is perfectly tangy without being overpowering. Perfect for picnics, summertime grillouts, and is versatile as a side dish or an appetizer. I'd imagine that for those who like a kick to their food, some jalapenos or a bit of cayenne would make a great addition too! Great recipe!

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cvggrrl June 14, 2011

So delish! I've made it many times, omitting only the cheese and adding probably more cilantro to taste. Lovely, lovely summer recipe. Thank you!

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norsecookie June 15, 2010

I substituted chickpeas for the black beans (didn't have any) and was very generous with the cilantro and this was delicious. The dressing is so good- I might make some to keep in the fridge for other salads.

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maggieprill September 17, 2009

Love, love, love this salad! So delicious and so filling. I find it a great "go-to" when trying to eat healthy and watch my weight.

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Treewoman January 06, 2014

Delicious! My husband and I are not usually fans of cilantro but this has changed our minds. Will be making this frequently.

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FlaDeb November 04, 2009

The dressing really makes this salad stand apart from similar ones. It works great as a salad or as a dip with tortilla chips. I also enjoyed it over some mixed greens. Thanks for sharing such a versatile and delicious recipe!

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Starrynews February 22, 2009

Yum, this salad was so good. The dressing is perfect for it. Thanks for the recipe!

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jnpj March 04, 2008

I loved this, as did my family. I took the leftovers the next day, took out the cheese cubes, and heated it in a skillet with some shredded chicken, added the cheese after serving. It was to die for!

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wilcoxski June 01, 2007

I just made the dressing portion of this recipe and put it on a leafy salad. It was so good! I left the seeds in the jalapeno and blended together all of the ingredients (using about 2 instead of 3 tbsp cilantro). With the seeds it was VERY spicy and VERY good (definitely omit the seeds if you're not a spiceaholic). Served it as a side salad to Flounder in Jalapeno Cream (125961). Later I put a bit on hummus and scooped it up with toasted pitas. Delicious!!

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Natalia 3 May 07, 2006

This salad was good and quick to put together. The dressing had good flavor. The salad marinated overnight and soaked up the flavors of the dressing nicely. It is also very colorful on the table.

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Marmish August 14, 2003
Southwest Salad with Cilantro Dressing