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Mexican Salad with a Creamy Avocado Dressing is the perfect accompaniment to a heavy Mexican style meal. You can't beat the fresh flavors and colorful ingredients of this popular Mexican side dish.
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Mexican Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Mexican Salad with a Creamy Avocado Dressing is the perfect accompaniment to a heavy Mexican style meal. You can't beat the fresh flavors and colorful ingredients of this popular Mexican side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Mexican Salad, Mexican Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 405kcal
Author Cathy

Ingredients

For the Mexican Salad:

  • 2 decently sized heads of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 3/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups corn chips, crushed
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (15 oz) pinto or black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 5 green onions, chopped

For the Avocado Dressing:

  • 1 large (6-7 oz) avocado
  • 2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • salt to taste*

Instructions

  • For the dressing, combine all ingredients (except the salt) in a food processor or blender and process until smooth and creamy. Taste and add salt according to your taste. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. This can be made ahead several hours.
  • For the salad, combine all ingredients in a big serving bowl.
  • Toss salad with dressing right before serving.

Notes

*The amount of salt needed has to do with how large your avocado is and how much it will need or you prefer.

Nutrition

Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.5g | Protein: 7.8g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 6.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13.9g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 6.9g | Sugar: 2.1g | Vitamin A: 94.8IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 78.7mg | Iron: 7.4mg