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Mexican Salad Recipe Vegetarian

This Mexican salad is a blend of mixed greens, black beans, tomatoes, corn, avocado, cotija cheese and tortilla strips all tossed in a tangy lime dressing. The perfect salad to accompany any Mexican meal, or add grilled chicken to make it a main course!

Whenever I’m making Mexican food, I like to include a variety of side dishes including pinto beans and ricestreet corn and this simple yet satisfying Mexican style green salad.

HOW DO YOU MAKE MEXICAN SALAD?

This salad starts with chopped romaine lettuce, which is topped with tomatoes, corn, black beans, avocado and shaved red onion. A drizzle of homemade dressing goes over the top, then the salad is tossed until everything is coated. Add a sprinkle of tortilla strips and cotjia cheese, and you’ll be ready to eat!

TIPS FOR THE PERFECT SALAD

MEXICAN SALAD DRESSING

The dressing for this salad is a blend of lime juice, olive oil, cilantro and spices. The ingredients are all whisked together until well combined. I like to make a double batch of dressing as it keeps well in the fridge for up to one week, and is great to have on hand.

MEXICAN SALAD VARIATIONS

There are so many different ways to customize this salad based on the ingredients you have on hand.

This salad is bright, colorful and packed full of flavor. Whether you’re looking for an accompaniment to a Mexican feast or simply searching for a light and fresh salad, this one will definitely be a winner.

Mexican Salad

This Mexican salad is a blend of mixed greens, black beans, tomatoes, corn, avocado, cotija cheese and tortilla strips all tossed in a tangy lime dressing. The perfect salad to accompany any Mexican meal, or add grilled chicken to make it a main course!
 CourseSalad
 CuisineMexican
 KeywordMexican salad
 Prep Time20 minutes
 Cook Time1 minute
 Total Time21 minutes.

INGREDIENTS

For the salad

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels can be fresh, canned or thawed from frozen
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup cotija cheese finely crumbled
  • 1/3 cup tortilla strips

For the dressing

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

For the salad

Place the lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, corn, avocado and black beans in a large bowl.

For the dressing

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, honey, chili powder, cumin, cilantro and salt and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the lettuce mixture and toss gently to coat. Top with cotija cheese and tortilla strips, then serve immediately.

NUTRITION

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 696mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4605IU | Vitamin C: 21mg
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