A southwestern salad with cilantro dressing . . . Mouth?  Get ready to start watering.  Aaaaaaand go!  


Hello you gorgeous-nutritious-delicious burst of color! I just love scooping up this colorful salad. I’m revisiting the recipe from a while ago because we make it often and love it, so I wanted to get better photographs to share with you all. That and I recently started making a homemade creamy cilantro-lime dressing to toss it with so I’m digging it even more now. For us, one recipe of the cilantro dressing is a great match for the amount of salad below.


  • Large head of romaine

  • 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 large orange bell pepper

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes

  • 2 cups corn (I used frozen, thawed)

  • 5 green onions

  • Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing or other dressing of choice


  1. Finely chop romaine, bell pepper, tomatoes, and green onions.

  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.

  3. Toss with desired dressing.

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