Guacamole Greens Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

In the summer, there is nothing better than an huge salad chock full of delicious, bold flavors: no oven, no stove, and barely any chopping required. Meet Guacamole Greens- my old favorite salad from Sweetgreen, an East Coast salad eatery that happened to be 3 blocks from my old DC apartment.

Guacamole Greens Salad with Lime Cilantro Dressing

I would frequently meet friends there for dinner- ordering my staple Guacamole Greens, but switching out their Cilantro Lime Jalapeño Vinaigrette for a milder salad dressing. The other day, in an attempt to quell a craving, I recreated the Guacamole Greens Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette (adapted from All Recipes): conveniently leaving out the jalapeño! My new summer copycat recipe salad was born.

Guacamole Greens Sweetgreen Copycat Salad

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Guacamole Greens Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 2
Guacamole Greens Salad
  • ½ Hass avocado
  • 10 grape tomatoes
  • ¼ small red onion
  • 5 cups mesclun lettuce
  • 6 ounces rotisserie chicken
  • 6 tortilla chips
  • Wedges of lime
Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette (makes additional servings)
  • ¼ of a bunch of cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • ½ teaspoon stoneground mustard
  • Pinch of salt and garlic powder
  • ½ cup olive oil
  1. Cube avocado, slice grape tomatoes, and chop the red onion.
  2. Divide lettuce between two plates and top with chopped vegetables, shredded rotisserie chicken, and crushed tortilla chips.
  3. In a food processor or blender, add all ingredients for the vinaigrette. Blend until most of the cilantro is dispersed, and adjust to taste.
  4. Serve the salad with the cilantro lime vinaigrette and wedges of lime to squeeze on top.

Lime Cilantro VinaigretteBy picking up a rotisserie chicken (or make some crockpot shredded chicken), some veggies, and a bag of your favorite tortilla chips to crumble on top, this salad comes together in 10 minutes. The vinaigrette adds amazing flavor, but if you’re in a pinch, lime juice and some olive oil would suffice too.

Chicken Guacamole Greens Salad with Lime Cilantro VinaigretteDo you have a summer staple recipe? I think I could eat shredded chicken, avocado, and tomato everyday.



    • Marisa says

      No, I haven’t – glad to hear you love it!! I will definitely make that a plan for this month so I can try their salads. Definitely let me know if you have a favorite I should try!

    • Marisa says

      Another sweetgreen addict – welcome 😉 I hope you love it! Share a photo with me if you make it!

  1. says

    Ahhh, this looks amazing! It has pretty much everything I love in it! 😛 I’m definitely going to need to try it out. Pinning for future use! :]

    • Marisa says

      Thanks Jessica – corn & basil cakes sound delicious. I will definitely head over and check out your recipe as I also love corn in the summer (I think some raw corn kernels in this salad would be awesome!).

    • Marisa says

      Thanks for sharing the recipe on Pinterest, Gwen! I would love if you shared a photo or review when you make it!

    • Marisa says

      Yes – it is seriously easy! You can add/take away/sub ingredients as you need – just taste as you go. Happy 4th!

  2. says

    I absolutely LOVE no-cook meals in the summer! My girlfriends and I get together for dinner every Tuesday night, and more often than not, we end up whipping up a salad chock full of goodies. We’re all about the avocados so this salad would be perfect for our get together next week. Beautiful!!

    • Marisa says

      You will have to send me a picture if you end up making it! I love hearing that – avocados are so plentiful right now too.

  3. Chantel says

    I’m eating a Guacamole Greens salad from Sweetgreen as I type this :) My favorite! I do change it up a little bit. I replace the onions and tomatoes for corn and chickpeas. Yum!
    As I was walking back to the office after I picked it up, I thought that I should try to make it. Came across your recipe and it sounds pretty dang good! Thanks for the recipe, will definitely give it a shot!

    • Marisa says

      Thanks for commenting, Chantel! I am jealous that you have Sweetgreen near you – that’s one thing I really miss about living in DC :) Love your substitutions!


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