Fajita Salad with Gut-healthy Creamy Cilantro Dressing

This is the tastiest summer salad you’ll ever make! It’s protein-rich, and packs lots of veggies. The fajitas have a secret ingredient that highlights all of the flavors. You gotta make it!

Fajita Salad with Gut-healthy Creamy Cilantro Dressing



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  • 2 tbsp avocado oil


  • Juice of 1 lime

  • 3-4 tbsp chili powder (not spicy, just adds flavor)

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1-2 tsp coconut sugar

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

  • 1 tsp sea salt, more to taste

  • 4 drizzles extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 lime, juice

  • 1/2 lemon, juice

  • Handful of cilantro

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder + 1/8 tsp

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder + 1/8 tsp

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt + 1/8 tsp 

  • 2 tbsp plain coconut yogurt 

  • Optional: filtered water to thin


  • Cut chicken and veggies into thin slices. Let marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes-2 hours in the refrigerator.

  • On medium heat cook veggies with a pinch of salt for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and place in a bowl. 

  • Add more avocado oil to the pan, then add the chicken. Cook for 4 minutes on each side. Add veggies back in, then mix. 

  • Place greens in a bowl, add fajitas, lots of dressing, and a side of chips!

    Hi, I'm Gabriela

    I am a recipe creator and food blogger, have been a registered nurse for two decades, and will soon be an integrative and functional dietitian nutritionist. 

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