Southwest Salad With Fresh Lime Cilantro Dressing

"I have been preparing this salad for the past 6 or 7 years and I still love it just as much as the first time I made it. These ingredients just come together so beautifully in this dish you'll be amazed at the reactions each time you serve it. And unlike many salads, it is even great the next day as leftovers!"
Southwest Salad With Fresh Lime Cilantro Dressing created by Autism Mommy
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  • Prepare dressing first by combining in food processor or blender fresh cilantro, lime juice, sour cream, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Then slowly drizzle in oil until fully combined.
  • Pour dressing into container and chill in fridge for several hours for flavors to meld.
  • In large glass/acrylic bowl layer lettuce, then tomatoes, onion, black bean, cheese, and corn.
  • (At this point the salad can wait for up to 8 hours before serving if you wish to be a step ahead later on.).
  • Before serving sprinkle broken chips over corn layer. Then pour dressing over chips and toss completely.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. Gretchen W.
    What a delicious summer meal! I added a layer of chopped turkey tenderloin I had on hand, black olives and another can of beans to make it a meal. I also used frozen charred corn from Trader Joe's rather than canned. The crumbled tortilla chips on top were just perfect too!
  2. adopt a greyhound
    Very good salad. I was a little leary about the dressing after tasting it, but after chilling it was fine.
  3. glenda_yoder
    Excellent salad! I took it to a party and everyone loved it!
  4. wifeys
    Excellent and easy. Instead of the beans, I added chicken breast that I had cooked up already and needed to eat, used baby lettuce mix instead of romaine and added a bit of cumin to the dressing. Love it.
  5. DebS 2
    Wow - this salad is fantastic! The only change I made is that I didn't use the corn - I'm not a fan of corn so I put a cucumber in the salad instead. Lots of raves from everyone and had to give out the recipe, too!



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