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Mexican Salad

Mexican  Salad

Serves: 2

Category: Salads, Dressings, Dips and Sauces
Author: Aly
Tags: Kid-Friendly

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Give your salad a south of the border vibe with a savory combination of beans, corn, avocado and salsa.

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1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups cooked beans (kidney, pinto, or red) or 1 (15 ounce) can low sodium beans, drained
1/2 cup corn kernels, cooked
2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup jicama, peeled and cut into ½ inch pieces (see note)
1 small avocado, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup low sodium salsa
8 ounces mixed salad greens


Combine all ingredients except salad greens.

Place salad greens on serving plates and top with vegetable-bean mixture.

Note: Jicama is a root vegetable that resembles a large turnip. It has thin brown skin and crisp, juicy, white flesh that is mild in flavor. Jicama is native to Mexico.

Calories 416; Protein 19 g; Carbohydrates 64 g; Sugars 13 g; Total Fat 12.7 g; Saturated Fat 1.8 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 48 mg; Fiber 23.2 g; Beta-Carotene 5578 ug; Vitamin C 130 mg; Calcium 191 mg; Iron 6.9 mg; Folate 448 ug; Magnesium 162 mg; Potassium 1969 mg; Zinc 3 mg; Selenium 3 ug

Comments (23):



08/12/2007 06:30 PM

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I just made this salad and it was very good. I didn't have any jicama, so I substituted chopped cucumber. I also used a little fat and dairy free ranch dressing, because I was craving something to approximate sour cream.


11/25/2008 05:23 PM

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This is a favorite of mine. Having chips around is dangerous, though! :)

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02/09/2017 02:58 PM

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So true!! LoL 

Especially the organic tortilla chips from Costco!!!

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07/04/2011 10:13 PM

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This salad is excellent; definitely an ETL favorite. We ate it as a salad and as a taco.
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07/16/2011 01:43 PM

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I prepared this salad for me and my husband. We both found it to be delicious, and satisfying. This one is a keeper :)


10/03/2012 12:56 AM

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As much as I hate to be the dissenter, I found this recipe to be just so-so. First of all, this is enough for WAY more than just two people even as a main course, let alone a salad. (Yes, I know, the salad IS the main course, but then this recipe should be classified as such.) Furthermore, it simply isn't a very pleasing taste, as least with red kidney beans as the legume of choice.

Still, as a man who is still trying to kick the habit of eating garbage (A.K.A., the standard American diet) and who keeps swearing he's going to find a way to eat beans, this recipe delivered as advertised.


05/22/2013 07:52 PM

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I just made this for dinner tonight. I didn't know what jicama was, so I just skipped it. I also thought black beans would be much better in this so that's what I used. Glad I did, really like their flavor. I also used a mild black bean & corn salsa and 1 can of petite diced tomatoes (no salt). As someone else stated, this really does make quite a bit, but I'm not complaining, we'll eat this again tomorrow for lunch or dinner. It's a nice dinner for a warm night instead of soup.


04/14/2015 09:18 PM

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Made this for lunch today! Delicious! Recipe is a keeper for sure!


04/15/2015 08:50 PM

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Made this recipe and we all loved it! I added cumin, ground garlic, lemon juice and hot chili flakes and it turned out simply delicious. Instead of corn chips I used celery sticks , very tasty.

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04/16/2018 12:17 AM

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good idea.. I think I'll try the celery sticks.. 




02/04/2016 04:16 PM

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This was awesome. As soon as I saw it, I knew what I having for lunch. I added potassium chloride, and used plain bottled green chiles from Costco instead of the salsa. I used black beans. Very good. The portion was perfect for my 5 quart salad/green bowl I usually eat.
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05/23/2016 05:38 PM

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I blended the pepper, salsa, and two tomatoes in a high powered blender. This made it more like salsa.


09/15/2016 05:18 PM

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That's alot of salad! Lots of flavor. Quality of salsa will make a difference.


02/10/2018 06:26 PM

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I just tried this salad and it's definitely a keeper!  I really liked the beans ( I used a 3 bean mix) and avacado in the salad.  I unfortunately didn't have and corn, but I'll add that next time.  I also put it over a kale, spinach, and cabbage mix.  Yummy!


05/08/2018 10:28 PM

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I liked this quite a bit.  I would add more beans next time.  Rating:  4 out of 5.


05/09/2018 12:04 PM

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This is a tasty, filling, fast, go-to salad for us. I often use the frozen roasted corn from Trader Joe's, which adds extra flavor. I squeezed a lime over the top when I added the salsa. This salad has all the ingredients we like best in this household.

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06/25/2018 12:22 PM

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My wife and I are doing the agressive meal plan to lose some more stubborn pounds . This was the first lunch on the list and it is a keeper. Very delicous!


07/30/2018 05:28 PM

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This is a delicious recipe.  Will be making it often!   

Highly recommended 


10/04/2018 01:31 PM

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This recipe made 4-5 servings.  I used low-sodium canned black beans.  This was the first time I tried jicama -- it was crunchy and pretty good!  This is the end of the growing season where I live and I got a couple of local tomatoes that were ripe, but the flavor was amazing.  I'll be happy to use this recipe in the future, whenever the recipe recommended on the aggressive weight loss plan doesn't look quite like what I want.




11/12/2018 09:40 AM

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Used Artichoke instead of Jícama (which I coiuldn’t get), and was very tasty :)


12/14/2018 03:02 AM

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This was great. 


03/16/2019 09:47 PM

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This was delicious!  Will definitely serve this again.

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07/29/2019 07:41 PM

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I loved this salad! Not only was it tasty but it was easy to make.


09/02/2019 12:11 PM

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I always read comments before trying a recipe.  I saw some helpful ideas.  I used 2 cans of black beans and when I cut up the avacado I squeezed an entire lime over it in a separate bowl and tossed before adding it to the other veggies (I'll use 2 avacados next time).  I too put cummin in it and some low sodium taco seasoning and a dash of garlic salt.  It will be super yummy on romaine heart "boats" for lunch this week.  It does make a lot so invite your SAD friends over to have lunch!  They'll love it.  (Have some whole grain tortilla chips on hand too!)


11/15/2019 10:55 PM

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Delicious, pretty, and very satisfying. Next time, I will make it earlier in the day so that it will be well-chilled. Made about 4 servings, rather than 2.