Mexican Chopped Salad Recipe

mexican chopped salad recipe

In an earlier post, showed you a Big Beautiful chickpeas Salad that I eat every day for lunch, sometimes dinner and whenever missed it… I have now created a new one that is so different and captures all the wonderful flavors of the Mexican and Southwest food that I love. It is still easy – peasy – which is the way I cook these days.

Anyway summer months, mean lighter dishes, lighter foods and in particular we love to eat salads. So I thought I’d bring you along today as I make one of my family’s favorite salads, which is Mexican chopped salad Recipe. lots of beautiful veggies dressed in a nice light vinaigrette, really delicious and really easy. The hardest part is just taking the time to chop everything up so let’s get started…


Ingredients for the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • taste and add salt if needed

Ingredients for the tortilla strips:

  • 6 6- inch corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

Ingredients for the salad:

  • 1 medium head romaine lettuce chopped in approximately 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium bell pepper diced in 1/4-inch pieces**, any color (I used orange)
  • 1/2 medium red onion diced in 1/4-inch pieces**
  • 1/2 medium jicama peeled and diced in 1/4-inch pieces**
  • 1 medium zucchini diced in 1/4-inch dice**
  • 4 medium tomatoes seeded and diced into 1/4-inch dice**
  • 4 ears corn if fresh corn is not in season, substitute 1 1/2 cups of sweet, tiny frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cups canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro plus whole cilantro leaves for garnish, if desired


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Daven Klarsen is a technology writer and researcher. He's also an avid sports fan, especially when it comes to the LAL. When not working, you can usually find him tweaking his Android devices or watching soccer news.


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