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
Contributed by Melanie Maxwell, R.H.N.