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Mexican Salad Recipe

Best Mexican Salad

Mexican Salad is a great addition to your summer menu with its rich combination of flavors from Mexican staples - beans, avocados, tomatoes, and spices!

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Mexican Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 298 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 large head Romaine Lettuce rinsed, chopped and dried
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 English cucumber sliced
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 15.25 oz can red beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15.25 oz can sweet corn drained
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup black olives cut in half
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled cotija cheese or feta cheese

Lime Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground


  1. Combine all the Dressing ingredients in a small bowl, stir to combine and set aside.
  2. Combine all the salad ingredients except cheese in a large bowl.
  3. Add dressing and toss to combine.
  4. Garnish with cotija cheese on top and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Best Mexican Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 666mg29%
Potassium 631mg18%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 10165IU203%
Vitamin C 41.5mg50%
Calcium 183mg18%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.