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Chopped Mexican Salad {with Avocado Salad Dressing}

Chopped Mexican Salad {with Avocado Salad Dressing}

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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 97kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


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


For the salad

  • Place chopped romaine in a large salad bowl. Layer remaining ingredients ending with cheese.
  • *Place tortilla strips on right before serving so they don't get soggy!

For the Avocado Salad Dressing

  • Place all ingredients in blender and mix on high until everything is well blended.
  • You can thin with a little more milk if needed.
  • * 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.


Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6105IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 1.1mg