• Quick salad ideas: Sothwest Salad with Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing from ONIE

Southwest Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
This easy, light meatless salad recipe is full of flavor can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.


  • 1 avocado, peeled & diced
  • 1 cup fresh minced cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp distilled vinegar
  • 1 large head of Romaine lettuce
  • 1 (15 oz) can no-salt-added black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 5 green onions, sliced


  1. In a medium bowl, mash avocado with a fork. Add cilantro, garlic, yogurt, lime juice, olive oil & vinegar. Mix well, cover & refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Tear lettuce leaves into bite-sized piece & place place in a large bowl.
  3. Add beans, peppers, tomatoes, corn & onions. Toss to combine.
  4. To serve, drizzle dressing over salad.


Black beans are a great meatless protein option. They are high in fiber & low in fat!

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per recipe
Serving size (375g)
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 35mg
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
    Total Sugars 7g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars
Protein 10g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 929mg 20%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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