Southwest Chopped Salad with Cilantro Dressing

Southwest Chopped Salad with Cilantro Dressing, Posh Style Recipe

This is the vegetarian version of the salad. It's also delicious with grilled chicken or fish. It's a great make-ahead salad to enjoy in your lunch all week. Just keep the lettuce and salad dressing separate until time to toss.
Ingredients --
Large head of romaine or 2 small
15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large orange bell pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes
2 cups corn (frozen, thawed)
5 green onions
half avocado diced (optional)
Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing
Directions --
Finely chop romaine, bell pepper, tomatoes and green onions.
Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine.
Toss with desired dressing.

Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing
Ingredients --
1 cup loosely packed cilantro, stems removed and roughly chopped
1/2 avocado (or 1/2 cup plain vegan yogurt or Greek yogurt)
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (about 1/2 lime)
1-2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. white vinegar
1/8 tsp. salt
Directions --
Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.

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