Cilantro Lime Southwest Salad

This delicious Cilantro Lime Southwest Salad with cilantro lime vinaigrette is our new favorite meal companion.

This Southwest Salad combines some of our favorite healthy ingredients and has a little something for everyone. Creamy avocado, fresh sweet corn, and nutrient-dense black beans are the perfect combination for this fun and colorful salad.

There’s more than one way to whip up a healthy salad, and don’t we know it! We also know that something special happens when you learn to make the perfect salad dressings. Not only do you save money, and learn a new beneficial skill, you can use the freshest ingredients. With a little practice, you will end up with something that tastes better than any store-bought salad dressing.

We love to keep a container of homemade vinaigrette in the fridge at all times. Give it a good shake to emulsify and drizzle over your favorite greens and veggies.

Make this Cilantro Lime Southwest Salad the main course

For an added boost of protein, we suggest adding your favorite tempeh or crispy tofu, or your preferred animal protein of choice.

For more information about animal proteins and how to shop for animal proteins check out our article Guide to Eating Animal Protein. Also, check out our factory farming article as it relates to animal proteins.

Healthy Hack

Now that you know how easy it is to make your own salad dressing from home, it’s time to get creative!

Use this simple vinaigrette recipe as your base, and add your favorite modifiers to make it your own. Some of our favorites are honey, grated ginger, chopped fresh herbs, miso, and toasted walnuts. Just to name a few!


1/3 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

1 small shallot, diced

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 tablespoon water

salt and pepper to taste

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