Mexican Salad with Lime Dressing

This is an easy, excellent chopped Mexican salad. Mexican salads have a way of reviving your taste buds with all of the fresh lime juice and cilantro (and if you don’t like cilantro, keep reading!).

I discovered this salad through my cousin’s wife, Alla, on our recent trip to WA. I couldn’t wait to make the salad when we got home. You know, the same thing happened last year when we visited WA; I posted a whole stream of lovely dishes shared by my relatives. Maybe I should travel more often? 😉

I love that you can change up the ingredients and make this salad your own, like adding carrots instead of snap peas if you don’t have them in the fridge. This salad is going into the regular rotation at our house! I love the cilantro in it. I think it adds an amazing freshness and complements the lime dressing perfectly.

P.S. Here’s a great tip from Alla: if you aren’t a fan of cilantro, you can use parsley instead, but make sure to use lemon juice in the dressing instead of lime. As a rule of thumb, lime goes well with cilantro and lemon works well with parsley. Thank you Alla for sharing your delicious recipes with us! 🙂

Mexican Salad Ingredients:

1 large head Romaine Lettuce, rinsed, chopped and dried
1 cup Cherry or grape tomatoes, halved (or large tomato, diced)
1 avocado, diced
1/2 English cucumber, sliced
1/2 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
l cup Snap peas, whole, optional
1/2 cup corn kernels (canned or freshly cooked – click here for corn tutorial)
1/3 bunch fresh cilantro

Mexican Chopped Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Lime Dressing Ingredients:

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 medium limes (about 1/3 cup)
1/4 – 1/2 tsp tabasco sauce, or to taste
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

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How to Assemble the Mexican Salad:

1. Combine all salad dressing ingredients and shake or whisk them together then set aside.

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2. Chop all salad ingredients and combine in a large salad bowl.

Revive your tastebuds with this easy, excellent Chopped Mexican Salad and Lime Dressing from @NatashasKitchen

3. Shake salad dressing again prior to serving and drizzle the top with as much salad dressing as you prefer. Toss salad together and enjoy!

Revive your tastebuds with this easy, excellent Chopped Mexican Salad and Lime Dressing from @NatashasKitchen
So yummy, fresh and healthy!

Revive your tastebuds with this easy, excellent Chopped Mexican Salad and Lime Dressing from @NatashasKitchen

Mexican Salad with Lime Dressing

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This is an easy, excellent chopped Mexican salad. Mexican salads have a way of reviving your taste buds with all of the fresh lime juice and cilantro. You can change up the ingredients and make this salad your own; like adding carrots instead of snap peas if you don't have them in the fridge. P.S. If you aren't a fan of cilantro, you can use parsley instead, but make sure to use lemon juice in the dressing instead of lime. As a rule of thumb, lime goes well with cilantro and lemon works well with parsley.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $8-$10
Serving: 4-6 as a side

Ingredients

Mexican Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 large head Romaine Lettuce, rinsed, chopped and dried
  • 1 cup Cherry or grape tomatoes, halved (or large tomato, diced)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ English cucumber, sliced
  • ½ small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • l cup Snap peas, whole, optional
  • ½ cup corn kernels (canned or freshly cooked)
  • ⅓ bunch fresh cilantro

Lime Dressing Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 2 medium limes (about ⅓ cup)
  • ¼ - ½ tsp tabasco sauce, or to taste
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper, freshly ground

Instructions

  1. Combine all salad dressing ingredients and shake or whisk them together then set aside.
  2. Chop all salad ingredients and combine in a large salad bowl.
  3. Shake salad dressing again prior to serving and drizzle the top with as much salad dressing as you prefer. Toss salad together and enjoy!

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Is there a salad that’s on the regular menu rotation at your house? Do you have a go-to? A trusty stand by that you can always count on?

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  • Michelle
    April 25, 2017

    So delicious and fresh-tasting!
    I had a small can of sliced black olives and threw them in.
    Thanks for a wonderful recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2017

      You’re welcome Michelle! Thanks for sharing 😀 Reply

  • Ruth Boyd
    July 10, 2016

    Amazing tasty simple salad, served with chicken enchiladas and wow has totally revamped this meal for us, thank you 😀😀x Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 10, 2016

      MMM that sounds perfect with chicken enchiladas 🙂 Reply

  • Donna
    May 25, 2016

    Hi Natasha,

    First, your photos are top notch!

    Even better was your recipe for the Mexican Salad with Lime Dressing. Raves from my eight neighbors, who are all great cooks, on game night.

    I confess to adding a tablespoon of honey to the dressing.

    Thank you so much for sharing!!
    – Donna Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 25, 2016

      Thank you so much Donna! I do love your idea to add honey! Thanks for sharing. I will have to try that 🙂 Reply

  • Ilona
    May 23, 2016

    Thank YOu very much for yummy and simple salad! made it for Birthday Party and it all gone!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 23, 2016

      Ilona, I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us and you are welcome 😀. Reply

  • Betsy
    May 1, 2016

    I love your salads, especially with avocados and the pictures you post make them look so yummy that I try and have one of your salads with my supper every night. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 1, 2016

      That’s wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing that with me 🙂 Reply

  • February 5, 2016

    I know this is an older post, but just wanted to let you know I am headed to a supper club this evening where the main course is chili and corn bread and I was assigned the salad. So today I ran out and got the ingredients and am making it and taking pics as I go! I will write about it in my Hospitality section and credit you the recipe with a link.
    Can’t wait to try it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 5, 2016

      That’s wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I hope you have a fun meeting and I hope you love the salad 🙂 Reply

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