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Cilantro Veggie Salad

Cilantro Veggie Salad

If you love cilantro you will love this salad. This is one of my favorites and I make it often.


  • 1 English cucumber chopped
  • 3-5 Avacados cut up
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 large pepper cut in bite size pieces
  • 2 stalks celery cut in bite size pieces
  • 1/2 bunch or more of cilantro, chopped
  • 2-4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp oil


  1. Mix all ingredients well and serve. You will absolutely love this salad.
  2. Enjoy!
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Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

This dressing is one of my favorites and I love taking it to potlucks. People always ask me for the recipe. This recipe makes lots and I always leave it on the counter in a jar and use it for the week.


  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 crushed clove garlic (use more if you love garlic)
  • Spring Mix salad
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1 red, yellow or orange pepper
  • Any type of berries (I like using raspberries or strawberries)
  • Craisins
  • Pecan pieces
  • Feta cheese


  1. For dressing place first 7 ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously.
  2. Place spring mix in a bowl.
  3. Cut up cucumber and peppers. Add to bowl.
  4. Add fresh berries, craisins, chopped pecan pieces and feta cheese.
  5. Top now with your dressing, a little at a time. You don’t need a lot.
  6. Enjoy!
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Best Bean Salad

Best Bean Salad

This is seriously the best bean salad you’ll ever eat. The original recipe included one tomato chopped but I don’t bother because I don’t like tomatoes. I love cilantro and sometimes I chop up the whole bunch and put it in. If you love cilantro like me trust me you will not regret making this.


  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-2 cups frozen or canned corn
  • 1 chopped pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped purple onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup or more cilantro


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard (optional)


  1. Place the first 6 ingredients in a bowl. In another very small bowl combine dressing ingredients and stir to combine.
  2. Pour dressing on and stir. yum