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Mexican Chopped Salad

mexican salad dressing

After a weekend of BBQs and beer, I’m ready for a week of salads.  The heat wave we’re having is just reinforcing my craving for some cool, crunchy veggies.  Tonight I’ll be making a Mexican style green salad, because the tomatoes and fresh corn are so irresistible right now that they will make this dish shine no matter what else I throw in.

There’s not really a “recipe” for this salad, because you can make it with whatever veggies you like.  I like to use Romaine lettuce, fresh corn kernels, tomatoes, green onions, black beans, avocado, and bell peppers….but anything goes.  What makes it “Mexican” is the dressing.  Here’s how to make it.

mexican salad dressing

Mexican Style Salad Dressing
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  • 1 tablespoon Ground Cumin
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Agave Syrup
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup Plain lowfat yogurt
  • ¼ cup Salsa Verde, or any salsa
  • ¼ cup Fresh lime juice, from 1 lime
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

1 Comment

  • Zizi
    May 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Amelia – the Mexican Salad Dressing was awesome! I made it the other night. Not only was it yummy and guilt-free, but there is no vinegar in it. I am allergic to sulfites (which is in vinegar) and vinegar is in almost all dressings. so happy to have found this! yay!

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