Southwest Salad with Cilantro Dressing

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Miss Annie

An excellent cool salad. It is make ahead and easy to make. The colors are very attractive, and the dressing is tart and tangy. You may also use the dressing on pasta or beans. Add grilled chicken strips for a complete meal, or Garbanzo beans, or try adding torn Romain lettuce just before serving.

Top Review by cvggrrl

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients, except the tomato, add dressing, and chill several hours or overnight.
  2. Add tomato just before serving.
  3. Dressing: Mix dressing ingredients in a jar.
  4. Shake to mix, or whisk very, very well.
  5. Store in a glass jar in refrigerator.

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