Lime and Cilantro Chicken Salad Inspired By The Nordstrom Grill

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Lime and Cilantro Chicken Salad

Inspired by the Nordstrom Grill

This salad offers an explosion of colors, flavors and textures. It’s a party in your mouth!

Instead of chicken you can use cooked shrimp.


  • 1/3 C seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 C lime juice
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 2 tsps chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, chopped small
  • 2 tsps honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C canola oil
  • 1 C cilantro, chopped

Add all dressing ingredients except cilantro to a food processor or blender and blend. Add in cilantro and pulse to combine. Pour into a large glass jar and refrigerate.


  • 1 pound romaine lettuce or mixed greens, chopped
  • 1 to 2 cups tomato, chopped
  • ½ cup roasted red pepper, chopped
  • 3 ears of corn, shucked, grilled or boiled and cut off the cob
  • 2 cups (8 ounces Monterey jack cheese), shredded. For more spice use a Pepper Jack Cheese. You can also substitute Mozzarella or Colby.
  • 1 ¼ pounds grilled chicken, cut up into bite sized pieces
  • ¾ cup pumpkin seeds

Combine all the salad ingredients in a bowl and toss with the dressing.

You can also make a platter salad by layering the items in order above on a large platter and then drizzle dressing over it.

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