Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lime and Cilantro Chicken Salad

Honestly, this will become a summer favorite in your house just as it has in mine. This dressing also is a yummy chicken marinade for lime cilantro chicken. Then just put it in corn torillas with fresh tomatoes, guacamole (a must!), sour cream, and sprinkle lime juice and you are good to go with one amazing meal.

Chipotle-Lime Vinaigrette

1/3 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon pureed chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup canola oil
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro stems and leaves

Salad

3 ears corn, shucked and grilled or boiled
(I totally prefer grilled :))
1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts,
seasoned with salt and pepper, cooked, and julenned
1 1/2 cups diced plum tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
1 pound mixed baby greens
2 cups grated Jack cheese
1/2 cup chopped roasted red bell pepper
Kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup toasted salted pine nuts
fresh cilantro sprigs for garnish
lime wedges for serving

*Recipe originally came from the Nordstrom Cookbook, but I altered a few ingredients after making it so many times. Kinda liked my version better. :)

For the vinaigrette, blend all ingredients in blender, but add the canola oil last in a slow steady stream.

Toss all other salad ingredients in a chilled bowl and serve with limes and cilantro. Ta Da! Beautiful!!!

2 comments:

viagra online said...

Generally this are the kind of recipes that I like to eat, because have healthy ingredients. However I don't like too much canola oil, so I would like to know if I can substitute it in by olive oil in chipotle lime vinaigrette.

Anonymous said...

great recipe. I love it.