Fresh is in order even in the Winter months. It provides a much needed burst of sunshine. Making a salad dressing at home takes only minutes can elevate a boring salad to something spectacular. I used frozen avocado for my creamy dressing. It works great when this fruit is out of season.
This salad features a wealth of textures, providing a little something for everyone: crunchy peppers, nutty pepitas, perfumy cilantro, sweet carrots, smoky roasted corn and refreshing romaine leaves. The final touch is the creamy lime-cilantro dressing.
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|Colorful Salad with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing (serves 6)|
Can be prepared ahead of time. Refrigerate the salad components separately from the dressing and mix together just before serving.
2 cups of thinly shredded carrots
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1 cup roasted corn kernels, thawed
2 cups red bell pepper, diced
2 romaine heart salad, torn into bite size pieces
1/4 cup pepitas
1/4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp water