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Tropical Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

This tropical salad combines a mix of fresh greens, and veggies with pineapple and a tangy cilantro lime vinaigrette.

Since I am following a vegan diet, I used Gardein chicken strips, but normal chicken breasts would work just fine if you are a meat eater.

These chicken strips are very tasty and come in several great tasting flavors.

Vegan "Chicken" Tropical Salad with Lime Vinagrette

Tropical Salad with veggies and pineapple is a tasty lunch option.

The dressing is made from lime juice, crushed garlic, cumin, chili powder and fresh parsley. It is tangy and a bit spicy and compliments the salad well.

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Yield: 2 salads

Tropical Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Tropical Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Enjoy the taste of the tropics with this delicious salad. Fresh veggies and pineapple combine with Gardein chicken strips and a wonderful marinade to give you a summertime sensation.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 150 grams of Gardein chicken Strips (meat eaters can use boneless, skinless chicken)
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 small red pepper, sliced
  • 1 small yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 cups fresh salad greens
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 2 baby cucumbers, sliced
  • 12 cup of cubed fresh pineapple

Marinade for the chicken

  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley


  • juice of 1/2 lilme
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Saute the Gardein chicken pieces in 1 tsp of olive oil for a few minutes on each side and then place into the marinade and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Combine all of the other salad ingredients on a plate.
  3. Use a food processor to combine the vinaigrette ingredients.
  4. Add the chicken to the top of the salad, along with the marinade and top with the vinaigrette. Enjoy!


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