Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Dressing

I have been playing with so many different types of salads and healthier dressings, this one is awesome! Super creamy and flavorful! from

Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Dressing

1 large head of romaine (or any preferred lettuce)
15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large orange bell pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes
2 cups corn
5 green onions
Optional: Seasoned ground turkey


1 cup loosely packed cilantro, stems removed and roughly chopped
1/2 avocado (or 1/2 cup plain yogurt)
2 Tblsp fresh lime juice (about 1/2 lime), or more to taste
1/2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
1/8 tsp salt
cumin to taste
agave or honey to taste

Make the dressing: puree all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
Finely chop romaine, bell pepper, tomatoes, and green onions. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine. Toss with desired dressing. EnJOY!