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Mexican Salad with Lime Dressing

A bowl of Mexican salad with a lime dressing being poured over the salad

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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 (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

5 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
A bowl of Mexican salad with a lime dressing being poured over the salad
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.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Keyword: Mexican Salad with Lime Dressing
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Servings: 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
  • 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
  • 1/3 bunch fresh cilantro

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

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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