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Chopped Mexican Salad {with Avocado Salad Dressing}
Chopped Mexican Salad {with Avocado Salad Dressing}
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
18 mins
 

Just in time for Cinco De Mayo!  This Chopped Mexican Salad {with Avocado Salad Dressing}  will make you feel like you're south of the border.  It's a fiesta in your mouth!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 97 kcal
Author: Nicole Crocker
Ingredients
For the salad
  • 1 Head Romaine lettuce ,chopped
  • 1 Ear Corn with kernels removed ,I steamed mine for a few minutes and then cooled
  • 1 Red bell pepper ,chopped
  • 1 Cup Cherry tomatoes ,cut in half
  • 1 ,15 ounce can Black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 Cup Roasted and salted pepitas ,I just used plain pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Cup Grated pepper jack cheese ,or more to taste
  • Tortilla Strips for Salads ,I like Fresh Gourmet Santa Fe Style
For the Avocado Salad Dressing
  • 1 Small Avocado ,peeled and sliced
  • 1 Small Jalapeno pepper ,seeded and roughly chopped (optional)
  • 1 Clove Garlic ,peeled
  • 1/4 Cup Loosely packed cilantro
  • 1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt ,I used fat free
  • 1/4 Cup Smooth salsa ,medium or mild
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Paprika
  • Hot sauce to taste ,optional
Instructions
For the salad
  1. Place chopped romaine in a large salad bowl. Layer remaining ingredients ending with cheese.
  2. *Place tortilla strips on right before serving so they don't get soggy!
For the Avocado Salad Dressing
  1. Place all ingredients in blender and mix on high until everything is well blended.
  2. You can thin with a little more milk if needed.
  3. * If using as a dip you can keep it on the thicker side if using as a dressing you may want to thin so it's pourable.
Nutrition Facts
Chopped Mexican Salad {with Avocado Salad Dressing}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 204mg9%
Potassium 299mg9%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 6105IU122%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.