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garden salad with cilantro lime dressing

Garden Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

This garden salad with cilantro lime dressing is bursting with color and flavor. The best part is it can be tossed together quickly with whatever you have in the fridge!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican


  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 cup pre-cooked shrimp optional
  • 1/2 cup brown rice I use frozen microwavable rice
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 cup Red romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1/4 cup copped cilantro
  • diced cucumber however much you want
  • shredded or diced carrots however much you want
  • diced red, orange, and yellow Bell peppers however much you want
  • Anything extra you like in salad

The salad dressing

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 2-3 drops Tabasco
  • pinch pepper
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro


The Salad Dressing

  • In a small bowl combine, avocado oil, lime juice, tabasco, salt, pepper, and cilantro.

The Salad

  • In a frying pan, heat up avocado oil at medium temperature
  • Add the shrimp, cooked brown rice, and frozen corn into the pan
  • Sprinkle the chili powder across the food in the frying pan and stir to coat them.
  • After 2-3 min (or once the shrimp and corn are heated) lower the temperature of the frying pan to low-medium.
  • While the main toppings in the pan stay warm, work on your salad. In a bowl, add your leafy greens and other veggies of choice.
  • Next, add your main toppings to the salad and then drizzle the salad dressing across everything.
  • Toss it all together to coat the salad with the dressing and ENJOY!


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Keyword Cilantro lime dressing, easy lunch, easy salad, Garden salad, quick dinner, Salad,