It’s officially hurricane season. The past couple of days have been seriously rainy and dreary leaving me craving something bright and cheery. So naturally, I went straight to the kitchen. I was inspired by the special delivery we received on Wednesday morning from Absolute Organics, a home delivery service of organic produce. If you live in the Charlotte/Lake Norman area, you should check it out! We received a fresh head of lettuce, blueberries, squash, apples, cucumbers, bananas, and much more! Seriously cool (& organic!)With all this fresh produce in the house, making anything other than a salad was out of the question. After a quick look in the fridge I decided to make a homemade honey cilantro dressing as well!
- 1/4 c. cilantro
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. Italian dressing
- dash of lemon pepper
After a quick spin in the food processor, the dressing was all ready! Sidenote: if you’re not a fan of cilantro, this is not the dressing for you! It’s seriously flavorful & I love it, but it’s got a very bold flavor that can be overwhelming if you’re not a cilantro lover. On the other hand, if you love cilantro, add more than 1/4 cup to the recipe to make pop with even more flavor!
- 2 c. sliced lettuce
- 2 whole strawberries
- 1/4 c. blueberries
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
After a quick bath for the lettuce and fruit and a slice of the strawberries and avocado, this colorful salad was ready to be devoured! And that it was…
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This looks delicious and healthy…
Even if someone isn’t a cilantro lover, wouldn’t it work to replace the cilantro with parsley?
I’m sure! I think that would compliment the salad nicely! If you try it, let me know how it turns out!
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This looks yummy!!! Can’t wait to make! 🙂
For the Italian salad dressing, are you talking about the bottled stuff, and if
So, any suggestions on a substitute?
What’s a good alternative dressing to use with this salad, maybe you have suggestions for both something homemade or store bought?
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