Chopped Mexican Salad
- Photos (1)
½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon minced cilantro
1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons honey
6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 can (14-19 ounces) black or pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup chopped peeled jicama
1 can (14-15 ounces) corn kernels, drained (see note)
1 yellow or red bell pepper, seeded, cored and diced
2 ripe avocados, peeled and diced
½ cup crumbled cotija cheese (see note)
For the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, hot pepper flakes, garlic and honey.
Spread lettuce evenly across a large serving platter. Arrange beans, jicama, corn, bell pepper and avocado side by side on top of lettuce. Garnish with cheese. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, for at least 1 hour before serving.
Drizzle with dressing before serving.
Serves four to six.
Cook's notes: This is a wonderful vegetarian meal but can be topped with chicken or steak as well. Instead of canned corn, you can use 1½ cups thawed frozen corn kernels or cooked fresh corn in this recipe. Grilled or fire-roasted corn will add additional flavor. Feta or goat cheese could be substituted for the cotija. Dressing is best served at room temperature.
"200 Easy Mexican Recipes" by Kelley Cleary Coffeen (Robert Rose, 2013)
- Share Facebook Twitter
Article sent to (required)E-mail
Article sent from (required)E-mail Name
Subject Line (article title)
Message (optional)Success - Article sent Click to close
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.
Contact information ( * required )Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *
Article InformationTitle URL
Message (optional)Success - Reprint request sent Click to close