Mexican food has always been on top of the list for me. The fresh flavours with the smell of cilantro never fail to turn on the tastebuds. It is one of the healthiest cuisines if you know what dishes to pick. Since I am a diehard Mexican food fan, I can promise its goodness. Out of all the Mexican foods that I have had so far, the Mexican salad recipe has been my ultimate go-to. So, today, I am going to show you how you can create this recipe that will leave you craving more!
Mexican salad recipe to leave you awe-struck
In the haste of eating something delicious, we often forget to ensure healthiness. But not anymore. The Mexican salad recipe that I am going to take you through today is not only delicious but also super-healthy. So, now when you pick out this sumptuous dish, you do not have to worry about your health at all. We are also going to show you a super-easy salad dressing along with a 7-layered salad that comes straight from Mexico. All these recipes can make for a full-fledged meal when you have guests over for dinner or when you want to eat something healthy for yourself.
How to make a Mexican salad recipe?
The Mexican salad recipe is highly nutritious for everyone. It is a standout dish that never fails to amaze anyone. For those who are too clumsy to cook something, Mexican salad makes the work easier. You can prepare this dish using simple ingredients that are already available in your kitchen. Feel free to customize this dish at your comfort with lots of veggies of your choice. You can also use this recipe as a side dish with any of your favourite main dish for a fancy meal.
1 large head romaine lettuce
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
½ English cucumber
½ small yellow onion
1 cup snap pea whole
½ cup corn kennels
1/3 fresh cilantro
Mexican salad dressing with lime ingredients
1/3 cup of virgin oil
Juice of 2 medium limes
½ teaspoon of sea salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
Instructions to make Mexican salad recipe
1. Mix all the salad ingredients and keep them aside.
2. Chop all the salad ingredients and keep them in a small bowl.
3. Shake the salad dressing once again before you serve. Drizzle the top with enough Mexican salad dressing as per your preference. Toss the salad and have fun!
How to make an everyday Mexican salad?
Sometimes, Mexican salads are never enough. All you want is different variations of the same dish so that you never feel bored with it. So, this every day Mexican salad recipe is going to be the perfect pick for you. You can serve this one to adults as well without any worries. Kids are sure to love it like never before. So, let us take a look at the simple ingredients that this dish requires.
5 ounces mixed spring greens (or whatever greens you prefer)
· 1 ripe avocado (peeled pitted and sliced)
· half a small red onion (peeled and thinly sliced)
· 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
· 2/3 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
· 1/3 cup pepitas ·
optional: 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco or cotija cheese
Cumin-lime dressing ingredients
3 tablespoons olive oil
· 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (or red wine vinegar)
· 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
· 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
· 1/4 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper ·
1 small clove garlic (pressed or minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
Instructions to make everyday Mexican salad
1. First, make the dressing. For the dressing, you will need to whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl. Then, refrigerate for around three days before using.
2. Now, for the salad, combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and drizzle the dressing over it. Serve it and enjoy!
How to make a 7-layered Mexican salad?
If you are looking for something filling and appetizing at the same time, the 7-layered Mexican salad is all you need. Such a thing is also the perfect dish to serve when you have guests over at your place. No matter what the occasion is, it makes for a super-delicious combination with another Mexican dish. Since it takes minimal time to prepare this dish, you do not have to worry about being in the kitchen for hours on it. Let us check out all the ingredients you need.
1 can fat-free refried beans
2 cups prepared guacamole
1 can sliced pitted olives
½ cup prepared chunky salsa
½ cup wish bone
21/2 cups shredded lettuce
1 cup cheddar cheese
Instructions to make a 7-layered Mexican salad
Evenly layer all the ingredients starting from the first one. Put the dressing over it with lettuce and cheese. Use a bowl to do that. Serve with any of your favourite chips to top it off.
These were some of the best Mexican salad recipes that you can try at home. Not only do they require a minimum time to prepare but also minimum effort. So, why are you waiting? Dig into it today!
1. Can I customize my 7-layered Mexican salad?
Yes, you can make customizations as per your preference.
2. Is the Mexican salad recipe healthy for my older adults?
Yes, it is healthy. However, look out for any allergic ingredients that you might include in the Mexican salad recipe that your older adults might be allergic to. Otherwise, it is all safe!