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Avocado Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Heidi Davison
This avocado salad is a healthy and refreshing dinner. The cilantro lime dressing only takes 5 minutes to make and works well as a dressing and dip.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • For the salad:
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 2 ripe avocados cut in slivers
  • 1 cucumber peeled and chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro finely minced with stems removed
  • 1/4 cup toasted pepitas
  • Optional: Cotija or goat cheese for topping
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • ½ cup loosely packed cilantro
  • ¼ cup light sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp water plus extra

Instructions
 

  • Mix all the salad ingredients in a large bowl except for the pepitas and cheese.
  • Blend the dressing ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  • Add more water 1 Tbsp at a time to reach desired consistency.
  • Divide the salad among bowls and top with pepitas, dressing, and cheese.

Notes

Cilantro Lime Dressing stays well in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.