Mexican Fiesta Salad W/ Cilantro Garlic Dressing
Category: Soups & Salads | Blog URL: http://just-making-noise.blogspot.com/2009/09/mexican-fiesta-salad-w-garlic-cilantro.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Marillyn Beard
Garlic & cilantro are a match made in heaven! I don't remember when was the last time I used commercially made salad dressing on my salads. I have grown to really enjoy a simple mixture of olive oil and raw apple cider vinegar with a pinch of sea salt on most of my salads, but I do enjoy making homemade dressings to have some variety. Making your own dressings is very frugal and easy... all you need is a good arm and fork OR a good blender to mix all the ingredients in 5 minutes flat!
Here I got a fun Mexican-style salad and a wonderful garlicky dressing with a kick of cilantro. The baby corn adds a sweet crunch along with the pumpkin seeds. I usually like to add dried fruit of some sort with my salads, but I didn't really have anything on hand to go with this, but the avocado did a wonderful job of filling that void. Hmm... time to dig in!!