Layered Southwestern Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing - Goodness Me!

Layered Southwestern Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

by Katie Mitton October 01, 2014

Layered Southwestern Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Road trips can be super fun and healthy if you plan ahead. I hate wasting money on fast food when I am on the road and I also hate how it makes me feel! Take time to pack some really nourishing delicious food. This salad in a jar is perfect. Maybe make up some granola or hard boiled eggs or a grab and go dessert. Veggies and dip are always a good idea. When my kids were young I would pack a cooler bag with wraps and all the different toppings so they could create their own when we stopped. Pack a table cloth and grab a picnic table along the way. The nourishment from the food will leave you feeling invigorated and ready for the rest of your journey!


1/4 cup creamy cilantro salad dressing
2 cups mixed lettuces
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup orange pepper, finely diced
1/2 avocado, finely diced
1/4 cup finely diced red onion
1/2 cup black soybeans, drained
1/2 cup grated cheese
Option:  Cooked sliced chicken

Creamy Cilantro Salad Dressing

¼ cup lime juice
¼ cup cilantro
½ tsp. Herbamere
2 Tbsp. Hemp seeds
½ cup extra virgin olive oil  

Place dressing ingredients in blender bowl. Puree. Place the dressing in the bottom of a large mason jar (or any other glass container). Layer the remaining salad ingredients. Place lid on jar and put in cooler bag.


Recipe by: Sandy Pomeroy

Katie Mitton
Katie Mitton


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