7 Crisp and Crunchy Mexican Salads

Mexican Grilled Corn Salad with Citrus Aioli © Rick Poon
By F&W Editors Posted August 04, 2015

How’s this for an awesome lunch: a heaping bowl of beans, avocado, shrimp, corn, tomatoes and tortilla chips all tossed together with a tangy vinaigrette. Don’t go skipping off to the nearest salad-ery just yet—making your own hearty Mexican salad is super easy. Here are seven delicious, flavor-packed recipes to get you started: 

How’s this for an awesome lunch: a heaping bowl of beans, avocado, shrimp, corn, tomatoes and tortilla chips all tossed together with a tangy vinaigrette. Don’t go skipping off to the nearest salad-ery just yet—making your own hearty Mexican salad is super easy. Here are seven delicious, flavor-packed recipes to get you started:

1. Mexican Chopped Salad
This bright and colorful take on the classic chopped salad includes charred peppers, tangy tomatillos, crunchy jicama and creamy avocado.

2. Avocado, Orange and Jicama Salad
Feta is a fun, briny addition to this salad's Mexican mix of jicama, avocado and cilantro.

3. Mexican Shrimp-and-Avocado Salad with Tortilla Chips
This super-fast salad is tossed with a tart and creamy dressing made with mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice and lime zest.

4. Sausage and Heirloom Tomato Salad
This recipe gives heirloom tomato salad a delicious Mexican bent, with hearts of palm, cilantro and lime juice.

5. Mexican Grilled-Corn Salad with Citrus Aïoli
This sweet, salty corn salad is the perfect picnic side. Bonus: You can make the aïoli the night before and fold it in right before serving.

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6. Tangy Tomatillo Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Though tomatillos are typically boiled or roasted for tart sauces, they're also incredible raw in salads like this one.

7. Mexican Chopped Salad with Beets and Walnut Dressing
This crunchy salad is extra easy thanks to vacuum-sealed beets and store-bought chips. 

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