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:
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Mexican Grilled-Corn Salad with Citrus Aioli
Credit: Rick Poon

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:

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

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

This super-fast salad is tossed with a tart and creamy dressing made with mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice and lime zest.

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

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.

Though tomatillos are typically boiled or roasted for tart sauces, they're also incredible raw in salads like this one.

This crunchy salad is extra easy thanks to vacuum-sealed beets and store-bought chips.