Grilled Chicken Salad with Dairy-Free Cilantro Lime Dressing

It’s salad season and grilling season! This Grilled Chicken Salad with Dairy-Free Cilantro Lime Dressing is the perfect meal on a hot summer day.

This cilantro lime dressing starts with a paleo avocado oil mayonnaise base (you can find our recipe here). This dressing is creamy with no dairy, and it’s tangy, zesty, and has a hint of sweetness. It goes perfectly with grilled chicken.

This salad features fibre and vitamins from the greens, avocado, and onions, protein from the pasture-raised chicken, and healthy fats from the homemade dressing and the avocado. It’s a well-rounded meal that will keep you full and satisfied for hours.

½ cup of avocado oil mayonnaise
Juice of 1 lime
¼ cup of fresh cilantro leaves
⅛ teaspoon of cumin
1 tablespoon of honey
½ teaspoon of garlic powder
Pinch of salt

Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

1 head of lettuce, chopped
1 pasture-raised chicken breast
1 teaspoon of olive oil
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 avocado, sliced
¼ of a red onion, sliced thinly
Cilantro lime dressing from above


  1. Heat grill to medium. Coat the chicken breast with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Grill for about 8-10 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Let it rest for 5 minutes, then slice.
  2. To assemble the salad, layer the chopped lettuce with sliced chicken breast, sliced avocado, and sliced red onion. Drizzle on the dressing just before serving.

Contributed by Melanie Maxwell, R.H.N.