Green Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
If you’re bringing friends together to enjoy a meal, this Green Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette may just be the recipe you’re looking for!
Our friends recently went to Italy and just had us over for dinner, along with some other guests. We all brought a dish, which is an ingenious way to throw an elegant party and only do a third of the work, having everyone bring a course. I brought this Summer Green Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette.
I love this salad so much, and the corn makes this recipe ROCK! We’ve been having it every other night for dinner this week. HA HA. Not really. I do cook the corn ahead of time, and make enough to use for several recipes. How easy is that?
Fresh summer produce.
I also thought it would be a great recipe to make for Father’s Day weekend, using the freshest of fresh right now with summer produce!
Gathering lettuce from our garden, I combined roasted corn, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, feta cheese, cucumbers, and radishes.
To me, a summer salad needs radishes! Not too many, but just enough for color and a little bite of pizzazz on your palate!
The secret dressing.
Now let me tell you about the zesty Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette dressing. It’s so yummy, and packed with cilantro. When my sisters and I were recently up in Portland for Mother’s Day weekend, we bought the Nordstrom Family Table Cookbook, because we wanted this salad dressing recipe!
It’s a great book, and the dressing is even better.
Packed with cilantro.
Shake the dressing before you add it to the salad, and then toss and serve. The dressing will be enough for several salads.
I think it’s my new summer favorite – it’s so light and fresh. Packed with cilantro!
Get ready to party!
Round up your favorite friends, plan a small dinner party, give everyone a dish to bring, and enjoy a very easy summer night’s meal together!
That’s my favorite way to entertain!
Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful fathers in our lives, and to my own dad and husband!
What salad will you be making for Father’s Day weekend?
Summer Green Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette