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This Healthy Mexican Salad is super easy to make and is amazing with our Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing! Make it as a dinner salad or a side dish - it's fantastic!
Healthy Mexican Salad
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Servings: 5 servings
Author: Myra
  • 1 head romaine lettuce washed, dried and chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can black beans or 1.5 - 2 cups of dried black beans, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1.5 cups corn can use frozen (cook according to package), canned or fresh
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 handful tortilla chips
  • 1 batch Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing * See link to dressing recipe in Notes below
  1. If you're using canned black beans, empty them into a strainer and rinse well. If you're using dried beans you'll have to cook them first according to the package directions. I used around 1.5-2 cups for my salad, but you could use more or less.
  2. Sautee black beans with olive oil, minced garlic, salt (unless your beans were already salted) and chili powder.
  3. Slice tomato and use a knife to take out the seeds and pulp. Chop into large chunks.
  4. Finely chop two green onions, grate about 1 cup of cheese (any kind will do) and chop an avocado.
  5. Toss chopped vegetables and grated cheese with washed, dried and chopped romaine lettuce, corn and cooled black beans. Garnish individual servings with crushed tortilla chips and serve with the most amazing Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing!
Recipe Notes

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing - The perfect compliment to this salad!