Mexican Cobb Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

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Hi all– We are trying to get a little jump on summer here.  It’s been warm and my thoughts are already on summer break, lazing in bed mornings with a book, lunch dates with friends, weekend beach walks, dinner out under the maples in the backyard…  It’s all about slowing down, less rush.

And salads.  A bright salad for dinner, makes it seem like summer.  Fresh colorful veggies, salty bacon and cheese.  And tart cilantro lime dressing.  It isn’t June yet, but with this salad on the table, it feels like summer!

MEXICAN COBB SALAD WITH CILANTRO LIME DRESSING

Salad:
4 cups leafy greens
3 small tomatoes, cut in quarters
1 firm avocado, peeled and cut in chunks
1/2 cup fresh (or frozen) corn kernels
1 Persian cucumber, sliced thin
3 strips of bacon, fried & crumbled
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed
2 hard boiled eggs, cut in half
1/3  cup cortijo cheese*

Dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tab. lime juice (about 1 large lime)
2 tab. cilantro, chopped fine
1/2 tsp. sugar
salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

This is easy.  Spread the lettuces out on a platter and spoon the other ingredients on top.  Done!

For the dressing, put the olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, sugar and salt & pepper into a container with a tight fitting lid.  Shake til it’s thoroughly blended and drizzle over the salad.

Great served with a chunk of cornbread– or if there’s no time to bake, a handful of crispy tortilla chips. Dinner for two.  Enjoy!

*I didn’t have cortijo cheese in the fridge, so used feta.

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16 thoughts on “Mexican Cobb Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

  1. Thats a beautiful salad Rhonda, and must say your photo is so crisp and clear you can really see just how wonderful this salad is. Cobb salad is one of my favorites and your south of the border spin is fantastic.

    • We are eating lots of salads these days– when I look at my posts, it’s cakes and salads! (I don’t think this will help me read my goal to lose 10 pounds! Hope you are 100% on the mend Suzanne. Take care..

    • Hey Daisy– We’ve been eating so many salads lately. We’re going with our kids to a lake house in Wisconsin this summer and I’m trying (not very successfully!) so lose 10 pounds before I wedge myself into a bathing suit! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Do you have mother’s day plans?? xo

      • I need to have more salads! Wisconsin sounds wonderful! It’s great you’re going to be with your kids! We’ve been away, visiting our son, his wife, and their baby girl. So wonderful to be with them again! We will go to church together tomorrow, then we head back home. Happy Mother’s Day to you! xoxo

        • So glad you got up to see the kids!! (in Ohio??) Those times together go by so fast and are so sweet. Hope it was the best kind of Mothers Day Daisy. and yep, I’m counting the weeks til we head up to Wisconsin this summer. take care friend. xo

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