Southwestern Taco Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

by AngelaStrand

Just over a month ago, our family was blessed to welcome in our third child. Adjusting to becoming a family of 5 has been so wonderful and now that we’re finally getting into a bit of a routine around here, I’m determined to start loosing this baby weight. Thankfully, my husband is on the same page with me and we’re in this together. In a few months, we’ll be celebrating our anniversary. By that date, we hope to have reached our weight loss goals.
Healthy eating can certainly become terribly boring, especially if you don’t intentionally try to make delicious recipes that don’t taste like “diet” food. This salad has become a new favorite of ours. It’s packed with tons of nutrients and the flavor profiles make it taste like a bistro-style salad. With the taco meat, black beans, corn, avocados and of course, the Cilantro-Lime Dressing, this salad is fabulous and totally satisfying.

Southwestern Taco Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing

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Southwestern Taco Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
  • Large head of romaine, chopped
  • 15 oz. can black beans, drained
  • 1 large orange bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 15 oz can corn, drained
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 pound hamburger, cooked with Taco Seasoning and drained
Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (about ½ lime)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1½ tsp. white vinegar
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • Black Pepper to taste
  1. Place all dressing ingredients in a blender and blend to combine. Next, place all salad ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.Toss with dressing.


So — what is a good salad that you have had this month?


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All of my life, being a stay at home Mom was something that I dreamed of. Now that I'm living that dream, I realize that it isn't always easy but, it's a great blessing as well! I have a 4 year old, a 2 year old and another baby on the way. When I'm not chasing my kids, you'll find me snapping hundreds of photos, writing about our daily adventures or sharing recipes that we love. I hope that through my posts you'll find recipes that your family will love and that you'll also get encouraged to not only live this mothering journey but, to also truly enjoy it! Come visit me on my Pinterest , blog, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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1 Michelle May 24, 2013 at 12:02 am

That looks like an amazing salad! Definitely making it this summer! Pinning right now so I don’t lose track of it!


2 Anne Lehnick May 24, 2013 at 11:11 am

This salad looks so good. I’m especially interested in the Cilantro Lime dressing. Sounds really good!


3 Angela May 27, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Hi Anne! We love this dressing. Hope you like it!


4 Lauren May 26, 2013 at 7:01 am

Looks like a great recipe. I plan to make more salads as meals in the summer as both my husband and I want to slim slim down.


5 Angela May 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Hi Lauren! I think you guys would love this one. My husband likes to have his salad be nice and filling and this one fits that….. Hope you’re having a great weekend!


6 Mother of Style May 27, 2013 at 11:56 am

Great food photos! I’ve discovered I really like cold basmati rice and even potato sometimes in my salads. Congrats on your new baby :)


7 Angela May 27, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Thank you so much! Basamati rice and potato sound delicious. We sometimes put sweet potato in our salads and we love that. :)


8 Lauren May 27, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Thanks, Angela! Will give it a try.


9 Mary Happymommy June 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm

It looks delicious! Perfect for summer!


10 Tammy S June 11, 2013 at 9:15 am

This looks really good. I like a new twist to a old favorite. This would also be great to bring to a buffet. Thanks for the recipe.


11 Rhonda Poff August 20, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Looks delicious! Pinned it!


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