Skip to Content

Healthy Recipe Challenge – Crunchy Green Salad with Lime Cilantro Dressing

My obsession with green food and salads has grown over the last few months since I commenced my fitness challenge.

I’ve discovered there are so many different kinds of healthy vegetables, herbs, and fruits out there that you can combine in a lot of ways for health and fitness.

These foods aren’t tasteless or boring either if you get a little creative.

You can add wheat, quinoa, beans, or salmon, chicken, and other meats to the salads to turn it into a proper meal. Personally, I prefer my salads without meat.

This week, I decided to experiment with only green ingredients and see what the taste buds have to say afterward. I used 4 ingredients; full of vitamins and nutrients.

Crunchy Green Salad with Lime Cilantro Dressing


  • Baby Spinach – 1 packet
  • Cucumber – 1, cubed
  • Arugula (rocket leaves) – 1 packet
  • Cilantro – 1 bunch, finely chopped

I eyeballed the quantities. I’m usually cooking for only myself so I use very small quantities in order not to waste food.

Crunchy green salad with lime cilantro dressing

Lime Cilantro Dressing

Don’t know what my deal with cilantro is but I add it to everything nowadays. For this dressing, I used a recipe from YouTube with a few modifications.

My Modifications

I added fresh ginger, a dash of sesame oil and I blended the dressing with the peppers as I like spicy food.

It turned out about ½ a cup of rich green dressing. I used some for the salad and used the rest to marinate salmon the next day.


Below is a picture of the final salad before and after I’d tossed it with the dressing. It tasted so good.

I also added some pine nuts into it on day 2 and sesame seeds on day 3 for a change in taste.



Follow my fitness challenge results, updates, and recipes HERE.

This post contains affiliate links which means I will make a small commission if you purchase through those links. Read full disclosure HERE.