Mexican Chopped Salad - a perfect summertime salad that is great for barbecues with lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onion, corn and avocado with a simple dressing.
Mexican Side Salad
This is one of my go to salads in the summer and it's super simple and quick to make, just chop all the components, add to a large bowl, make the dressing, pour in, mix and you are done.
My kids love this one too, which means it's a great one for getting some healthy vegetables into their day.
Mains for Salad
So you have made this salad and are wondering what to serve it with? Really this will go with absolutely anything, but my favourite recipe to serve this with is part of my Mexican Barbecue in the summer. An amazing meal to make for the family.
It also goes well with all kinds of grilled meats or fish and is great for taking on picnics.
A few other recipes I like to pair this with are:
- Spicy Mexican Chicken and Rice
- Pineapple Pork Carnitas
- Mexican Lentil Bake
- Pasta Chicken Enchiladas
- Grilled BBQ Pork Chops
Simple Salad Dressing
The salad dressing for this recipe super simple and quick to make, and is actually perfect with all kinds of different salads, but really compliments this chopped salad.
For the salad dressing I use:
- extra virgin olive oil
- sherry vinegar
- maple syrup
- pinch of salt and black pepper to season
If you don't have sherry vinegar, it will also work with a mix of white wine vinegar and balsamic vinegar.
I don't recommend skipping on the olive oil and it really makes the dressing and will be too vinegary without it, this Mexican Chopped salad will serve 6 people so divided up it's worth enjoying it as it is.
Can I leave out the avocado?
Someone of you will ask this I know, to save some more calories etc and so if you really want to, you can skip out the avocado.
I only add one small one diced up and it adds a lovely creamy texture to the chopped salad which we love. So it's worth it in my opinion, especially if you want to serve this at a barbecue.
Other add ins for Salad
Wondering what else you can add into the salad? Here are a few of my suggestions:
- Black Beans - great source of protein and fibre. I don't add these if I am serving with my Mexican Rice as that recipe has black beans in it.
- Some cooked chicken is another great addition and will turn this into a meal instead of a side.
- Feta or cheddar - add some crumbled feta or grated cheddar - yum!!
- Cooked Pasta - u can even add in some cooked pasta and turn this into a pasta salad.
More Salad Recipes
Looking for some other salad recipes? Check out these:
- Chicken Feta and Strawberry Salad
- Chopped Chicken Salad
- Tuscan Chicken Salad
- Taco Salad Bowl
- Potato Salad
- Hawaiian Pasta Salad
- Brussel Sprout Salad with Almonds, Cranberries and Apple
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