All of your Summer Salad dreams come true in this Strawberry Lime Chop Salad

Strawberry Lime Chopped Salad

Written by Becky

This Summer Chopped Salad is tossed with a creamy strawberry lime salad dressing that might just be the best salad dressing I’ve made.  If you like chopped salads then you’ll love this one, loaded with avocado, mango, peppers and more.  Every bite is bursting with so much flavor.

You MUST try this Summer Chopped Salad with Strawberry Lime Dressing. I eat this all Summer long!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, every season needs its own salad. With new fruits and veggies ripe I was ready to switch things up.  For fall it was this salad with figs, cranberries, chunks of apple and I often topped it with pulled pork.  During the winter months I’m making this Panzanella Salad with grapefruit and fennel or just topping some greens with roasted root veggies.  But Summer… ohh there’s so much goodness to enjoy in a salad during the warm months.  This salad has it all… fruit, veggies, crunchy lettuce and the perfect creamy dressing to top it all off.  This will for sure be my go-to salad for gatherings this season.

This Strawberry Lime Salad Dressing made creamy with Greek Yogurt is a must try this Summer!

The best part about this salad is that it was a pure accident. I was in a hurry getting ready to go to a gathering of friends, while also tending to my kids and though I had plans of what the salad would be like it turned out totally different.  I was planning on a Mexican Salad with black beans, fresh, corn and strawberries (instead of tomatoes), then a cilantro lime dressing.  In the chaos of getting ready I forgot the beans, and didn’t have time to slice up all of the strawberries so I decided to throw them into the dressing.  Well, I totally lucked out because it turned out way better than my original idea.

The Perfect Summer Salad with tons of chopped veggies and a strawberry lime dressing

This salad has all the best of summer in one big bowl!  I have a feeling I’ll be making this over and over this season!  For more recipes to enjoy right now, check out all of the lovely seasonally fresh ideas below.  I’m always so blow away by the ideas this group of my friends comes up with. And I look forward to seeing what you come up with too.  Check out my seasonal guide and use the hashtag #eatseasonal to share what fresh foods you’re enjoying this Summer!

Healthy Seasonal Recipes from bloggers

Chunky Citrus Guacamole by Foodie Crush

Cherry Rolls by Kitchen Confidante

Pimento Cheese Spread with Pickled Green Garlic, Radishes, and Rhubarb by Food for My Family

French Green Lentil and Quinoa Salad by Letty’s Kitchen

Simply Strawberry Pie by Joy Food Sunshine

Greek Three Bean Salad by Flavor the Moments

Strawberry Lime Chopped Salad by Vintage Mixer

Cherry-Rhubarb Pie Bars by Floating Kitchen

Roasted Strawberry Yogurt Pops by Completely Delicious

Rhubarb & Orange Frangipane Galette by Simple Bites

Minty Sweet Pea Hummus by She Likes Food

 

The Perfect Summer Salad with tons of chopped veggies and a strawberry lime dressing
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Strawberry Lime Chopped Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A Summer Salad with loads of chopped fruits and veggies topped with a strawberry lime dressing.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, vegetarian
Author: Becky
Ingredients
Strawberry Lime Salad Dressing
  • 6 ounces fresh strawberries, stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, or olive oil
  • 2 limes juice and zest
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4-6 grinds freshly ground pepper
Salad
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 mango chopped
  • 1 fresh corn cobb kernels removed
  • 1/2 cup jicima* chopped (1/4 whole jicima)
  • 1/4 red onion sliced thin
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 1/2 cup strawberries stems removed and slices
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
Instructions
For the salad dressing
  1. In a blender, mix together all of the salad dressing ingredients except the cilantro.  Once all combined add in the cilantro and blend for just a few extra seconds.

For the salad
  1. Prep all of the fruit and veggies (chop, slice etc). Toss with the strawberry lime dressing (I usually use about 3/4 of the dressing mixture and save the rest for a salad later in the week). Serve immediately with extra strawberries on top. 

Recipe Notes

Jicima is a crunchy root vegetable most commonly eaten raw.  Its slightly sweet and adds a fun texture to any salad.  Remove the brown skin and slice up the white interior into strips then small cubes. You can find jicima in the produce section of most grocery stores. 

 

More Summer Salads to enjoy:

Peach and Prosciutto Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Farm Salad with Goat Cheese Croutons

Used in this recipe:

Weck Jars for storing salad dressing

Comments (12)

  1. This is SO pretty, Becky! I love fruits in my salads, so I’m definitely trying this happy accident. And that dressing sounds amazing. I am in a dressing rut lately, just always doing the same balsamic and EVOO. I need to step it up!

  2. I love when recipes get created on accident and taste amazing! That dressing looks and sounds wonderful! I am in need of a new way to spice up my salads and this looks perfect!

  3. I’m in love with this salad Becky — what a great “accident”! I’ve never used mango in a salad and that’s going to change quick. This dressing looks like something I could eat with a spoon — I’m trying this ASAP!

    • I could totally eat the dressing by the spoonful! My son did!! I also put it on a salad with candied nuts and berries the next evening.

  4. That is the prettiest salad dressing ever — what a wonderful accident! Between you and me, perhaps it was just meant to be — I love when that happens!

    • Thanks Izzy! I don’t have as much time to create wonderful salads anymore so I just come up with one and keep using it until we’re tired of it and a new season begins 🙂

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