All posts filed under: Salads

Fiesta Salad with Avocado-Cilantro Dressing

This is an old standby for me. No cooking needed—just some blending, chopping, and tossing and it’s done! Throw this one together for dinner when it’s too hot to cook, take it to work for an easy lunch, or throw in some chips, guacamole, and margaritas and you’ve got a fiesta! Fiesta Salad with Avocado-Cilantro Dressing Prep time: 15 min  |  Cook and serve time: 10 min | Ready in: 25 min Yields: 2 servings Ingredients: 1 avocado 2 limes 1 tablespoons mayonnaise (or Veganaise) 1/4 teaspoon salt (Milk, if needed to thin dressing) 1/2 cup cilantro, divided 1/2-inch piece jalapeno, seeded 1 head of romaine 1 red bell pepper A few slices of red onions 2-inch piece of cotija cheese 1 14-ounce can black beans Prep: 1. Rinse romaine leaves. 2. Slice red bell pepper. 3. Chop red onions. 4. Juice limes. 5. Place half of avocado, salt, mayo, half of cilantro, and lime juice into a blender and blend until smooth. (Depending on how much juice you get out of your limes, you may …

Vibrant Spring Bread Salad

This will really hit the spot on a sunny day. I tweaked a sandwich recipe I liked to create this bread salad because—and, I’m having a very Seinfeld, eating-a-candy-bar-with-utensils-moment, here—I found it much easier to eat with a knife and fork than in sandwich form. The veggies kept slipping out and there was far more dripping than I was comfortable with. It’s possible I may be one of those “society types”… Although, I once saw a woman I worked with eating popcorn with a spoon. A spoon! Too far. (Cue Elaine’s line: “What is wrong with all you people?!!”) My coworker said she hated getting her fingers covered in butter and salt, which I kind of understand, but here’s my problem: how many popped kernels can a spoon really take on? Because the thought of only being able to get two or three into my mouth at a time sounds positively tedious. And they’re so light, it seems like they’d just fly away before the spoon could get to your mouth. Am I wrong? Too much trouble. Buttery fingers it is. Anyhoo, …