Romaine Hearts with Olives, Avacado and a Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette Recipe

Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 15 Minutes | Active Time: | Makes: Serves 6

I call this Mexican at time, but I also serve this all the time. It is a great healthy salad with a light dressing. Great with just about Everything. Make the dressing ahead and then just make the salad that night. It couldn’t be easier. But it has amazing flavor

  • 2 hearts of romaine chopped
  • 1 small can of black olives halved (feel free to use as many as you want)
  • 2 avacados chopped
  • 2 large scallions thin sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 crunched up garlic croutons
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Make the dressing first. Ok, I take a short cut … I make this in a baggie. Yep a baggie. Add the lime juice, olive oil garlic, garlic, honey, oregano, salt and pepper and shake. Yep that is it. Taste add a little salt and pepper if you want. Just keep in the refrigerator.
  2. Ok … if you want add some red pepper flakes to the dressing to add a kick, just optional … it is up to you.
  3. Now the salad, Mix in a large bowl the romaine, avacado, shallots, olives and cilantro. Add the dressing and top with the crushed croutons. Perfect Salad!


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