This recipe has been making the rounds on Pinterest. It sounded QUICK and EASY, which makes it perfect for a week night dinner after work.
A couple of weeks ago, on lawn mowing night when I got home from work I assembled all the ingredients except for the avocado, cheese and dressing.
Then I tossed it all back in the fridge. After SuperDave and I finished the yard work, I grabbed it from the fridge, added the cheese and chopped up the avocado on top.
Then I tossed it with the dressing and it was done!
We settled down in the back yard, relaxed for a while and ate our yummy salad at our favorite "patio cafe." In a few minutes, my baby girl came home. She was hungry and I offered the salad (even though she is normally only agreeable to caesar salad.) But guess what? She liked this salad and the Lime Cilantro Dressing.
Last night when I got home from a very long Monday and didn't feel like making dinner (I've been sick for a week with a sinus and ear infection). Can you say YUCK? I'm a grouchy momma bear and I don't have time to feel bad.
I asked the baby girl if we should warm up the leftover chicken soup - not a bad option.
Or make a salad and toss some chicken on top (I always keep some type of pre-cooked chicken in the freezer so we can bake it and toss it on a salad.) Her suggestion - let's make that salad again - the one she liked that WASN'T topped with caesar dressing. So we made this great Paula Deen salad AGAIN and topped it with chicken this time.
Prep Time: 15 min
*MY note, this recipe says it serves 4, I would say 6 to 8 unless you are REALLY hungry
Ingredients1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 or 3 dashes hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 avocados, peeled and diced
2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels, thawed and drained
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
About 3/4 cup (3-ounces) grated pepper jack cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
If this sounds good to you, give it a try, you won't be sorry. It's a lot of deliciousness ready to eat in 15 minutes.
Much Love & Laughter,