Easy Throw Together Healthy Chopped Mexican Salad

Easy Throw Together Chopped Mexican Salad-3

This Mexican Salad Recipe is not only easy and delicious – it is healthy! Although starchy vegetables should be eaten in limited amounts, this can be your treat of the week.

It contains a variety of great whole ingredients, making it very nutritious.

Never ask yourself what kind of salad goes with Mexican food ever again! This is a one stop, covers all the bases recipe that you’ll make again and again.

What’s In A Mexican Salad?

Easy Throw Together Chopped Mexican Salad

Our easy and healthy Mexican Salad recipe ticks all the boxes! It is made with lettuce, which not only bulks it up, but ensures that it can be eaten as a side salad or a crunchy, delicious lunch for hot summer days.

Next comes a colorful collection of chopped whole ingredients to ensure that this salad makes everybody happy.

  1. Avocado
  2. Black Beans
  3. Corn
  4. Cilantro
  5. Pickled Jalapeño (Optional)
  6. Lettuce
  7. Lime
  8. Red Onion
  9. Tomato

For a second I thought I’d put the whole alphabet of vegetables in this Mexican side salad recipe!

Easy Throw Together Chopped Mexican Salad

Mexican Chopped Salad Dressing

What makes our recipe so good is that it’s a quick throw-together one bowl wonder.

Once you mixed your chopped vegetables, you add the following:

  1. Olive Oil
  2. Freshly Squeeze Lime Juice
  3. Salt 
  4. Pepper, and finally,
  5. Cumin

Give everything a good stir and you’re good to go! Just don’t be shocked when the family hoovers up your salad before you can finish your first helping!

This is not only the most perfect side salad for Mexican food as well as just a tasty salad in general, but it can also be a full-on lunch.

Cut a chicken breast into strip, season with salt and pepper (maybe a little paprika, coriander and cumin) and give a quick sear in a hot pan. Slide it on top on a generous helping of this easy Mexican chopped salad and you’re good to go! 

Easy Throw Together Chopped Mexican Salad

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Easy Throw Together Chopped Mexican Side Salad

Easy Healthy Mexican Side Salad Recipe and Nutritional Information/Calories:

Easy Throw Together Chopped Mexican Salad

Easy Chopped Mexican Salad

A delicious chopped salad recipe perfect for anything Mexican! Also a great side dish in general. Simple, fresh ingredients, only 15 minutes. Gluten-Free. Healthy.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 218kcal


  • 1 cup romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 pickled jalapeño (optional, deseeded)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • to taste salt and black pepper


  • Shred the romaine lettuce into very fine slivers and cut the avocado, green pepper and red onion into small cubes.
  • Add all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and toss until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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Tips and Tricks:

1. Omit the beans and corn for a Low-Carb and Keto-approved version. Still delicious and great with healthy Mexican meals.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1647IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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3 thoughts on “Easy Throw Together Healthy Chopped Mexican Salad”

  1. Yep, this is pretty high carb for keto. I will make this but use black soy beans instead, and no corn. It does sound good! I look forward to trying it.

  2. This sounds yummy and is healthy for people who can eat starchy veggies, but please take the word “keto” out of the Pin. This could be very confusing to keto-beginners as black beans and corn are not at all keto-friendly.

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