Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

This gluten-free and vegetarian salad is a total crowd pleaser! It's crisp, festive and delicious on it's own or alongside a protein of choice. Perfect all Spring and Summer long!

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Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

This salad is super easy to whip up and paired with the Honey-Lime Dressing, it tastes like Summer!

Update May 2020:  In recent days, I’ve received lots of requests for “warm weather meals”… I have lots to share with you, starting with this long time favorite!

We literally enjoy this all Spring and Summer long!

It is perfect by itself or alongsid a grilled protein of choice. And the quantity can be increased or decreased depending on how many you’re feeding.

But the one thing you won’t want to decrease is the HONEY-LIME DRESSING!

The dressing is just 6 ingredients including lots of fresh lime juice and it’s super fresh-tasting, a little tangy, a little sweet and reminiscent of fresh flowers and Summer!

If you cook nothing else this week, whisk together the dressing— you’ll love it on everything!.

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If you’re looking for a salad to please a crowd, look no further.

This Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette is a true rockstar:  crisp, festive, crazy delicious, satisfying, and a always a hit!

I got the recipe from a friend several years ago and have been making it ever since…

It’s perfect as an everyday dinner on a hot day (usually alongside some grilled chicken) and it’s become our go to “party” salad all Summer long because it doubles easily, feeds a crowd, is filling and satisfying for any vegetarians at your table and pairs great with grilled chicken or steak for the omnivores.

Bonus: it can be thrown together in no time!

Here’s what you’ll need: Avocado, tomatoes, canned black beans, corn, red pepper, radishes, jicama, feta, romaine, and an easy to make honey-lime vinaigrette (more on that a few paragraphs down!)

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As with all our recipes, feel free to omit or substitute any ingredient you don’t love. And skip the feta for a dairy free option.

More on the Honey-Lime Dressing…It’s made with just 6 ingredients.. Lots of fresh lime juice, EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), honey, fresh chopped jalapeno, minced garlic and fresh cilantro. Together is fresh tasting, a little tangy, a little sweet and reminiscent of fresh flowers and Summer!

The dressing tossed with the salad is an incredible mix of flavors and textures.

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Hope you love it as much as we do!

Scroll down to see the recipe and leave a comment if you try.

Recipe

5.0 from 2 reviews
Mexican Chopped Salad With Honey-Lime Vinaigrette
 
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This gluten-free and vegetarian salad is a total crowd pleaser! Easy to prepare, crispy, fresh and festive, it is great alone or with a grilled protein of choice. This salad is perfect for a family, a party or meal prep. Salad doubles easily. Leave out the feta for a dairy-free option.
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Recipe type: Dinner, Salads
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
Honey Lime Vinaigrette
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp chopped jalepeno
Mexican Chopped Salad
  • 2½ cups chopped romaine
  • 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • ¾ cup chopped seeded tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¾ cup chopped jicama
  • ¾ cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • ¾ cup thinly sliced radishes
  • ½ avocado diced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • ¼ cup crumbled low fat feta
Instructions
Honey Lime Vinaigrette
  1. Whisk together until combined
Mexican Chopped Salad
  1. Place Romaine in a large shallow bowl or plate, top with all the veggies and beans. Dress with vinaigrette and serve.

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

  1. This SALAD. is absolutely amazing. Made a big one for multiple meals! It will be a repeat recipe for sure. Added ground turkey seasoned with chili lime seasoning from Trader Joe’s. Highly
    Recommend this recipe with or without added protein.

  2. My family loved this! Used Trader Joe’s thick batonnet (thick matchstick) pre-cut jicama that comes conveniently packaged and TJ microwave frozen brown rice (the best! 3 minutes). I sautéed the peppers (and used an orange one for change of color) in oil with a bit of salt. I cooked the corn in a butter with some lime juice, zest, a shake of crushed pepper, parm cheese and cilantro. I served with grilled Chicken marinated in Greek Dressing. Eating such a fresh and piecey meal felt so clean and filling. I could see this as a salad, rice bowl or even thrown in a wrap!

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