This colorful salad would be a welcome addition to a Mexican-inspired meal.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2006




Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare vinaigrette: Puree cilantro, oil, lime juice, orange juice, salt, pepper and garlic in a blender or food processor until smooth.

  • To prepare salad: Slice both ends off oranges. With a sharp knife, remove the peel and white pith; discard. Working over a salad bowl, cut the segments from their surrounding membrane; discard the membrane. Add greens, avocado, onion and vinaigrette; toss to coat. (Refrigerate the extra dressing for up to 2 days.)


Make Ahead Tip: The recipe makes 1 1/4 cups dressing (Step 1); cover and refrigerate extra dressing for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

228 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 14.7g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 6.9g 28% DV; sugars 5.6g; fat 18.9g 29% DV; saturated fat 2.7g 13% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 3290.3IU 66% DV; vitamin c 53mg 88% DV; folate 186.7mcg 47% DV; calcium 88.9mg 9% DV; iron 1.8mg 10% DV; magnesium 48mg 17% DV; potassium 700.6mg 20% DV; sodium 149.4mg 6% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 15% DV.

Reviews (8)

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  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
great! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Too bitter until I added honey Way too acidic and I like acid. I added honey to the dressing and it was perfect. Really refreshing salad. Pros: Fresh Cons: Bitter too acidic Read More
Rating: 5 stars
this really looks good. but this really looks good. but myth or fact? I thought avacados were bad for people who have hi cholestrol. But I will still try this one. thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Avocados are low in "bad fats" and high in monounsaturated. Enjoy avocados in moderation. Also sub for mayo on a sandwich for a healthy buttery taste. Your myth is completely false. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I served this with spaghetti and meatballs for a dinner party and it was a big hit. One of our guests said it was the best salad she had ever eaten. I left the onions out because one guest doesn't eat onions and served it with a modification of the cilantro dressing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I used spinach instead of the salad greens and it was really good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious except I should have used light olive oil. Mine had a bitter taste. The sharpness of the dressing is tempered nicely by the avocado. I also left out onions and added spinach and cucumber. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
best salad ever. best salad i've ever made. I'll be making this for a party or potluck sometime! Read More