Salads are an excellent way to get lots of greens and veggies into our diet. I love how easy they are in preparation and I really love the freshness of the ingredients! This one is all of those things and more. The cilantro dressing really makes this salad with the crispness of the cilantro combined with garlic and smoothed out by the greek yogurt. I challenge you to try this recipe and NOT have it become one of your new favorites!
1 large head of romaine (or 2 medium)
15 oz. can sweet corn, rinsed and drained
15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large orange bell pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes
5 green onions
1 cup loosely packed cilantro stems removed
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
Dash of agave
For the dressing, put all dressing ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Finely chop romaine, bell pepper, tomatoes, and green onions. Cube the avocado. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine. Toss with dressing and enjoy!