In Arizona, this week, the temperatures are high! Since I love salad, this week is a week of salads. When planning my meals this week, there was no way I was cooking using the oven. The oven outside it hot enough. So, today, I made a chopped Mexican salad. Even though I love all salads, my Mexican chopped salad recipe is so filling and the dressing is so simple, it makes a perfect cool summer night meal.
Without a doubt, chopped salads taste different than other salads. Simply put, Mexican chopped salad has a unique texture. Not only do the ingredients all fit on one fork in each and every bit, but chopped salads are portable. For instance, I can eat a chopped salad, while working without having to cut or attempt to search my salad for a great combination of ingredients. Instead, each delicious bite is full of all the ingredients in my bowl.
HOW TO MAKE A PERFECT CHOPPED SALAD EVERY TIME!
For instance, the goal of making any chopped salad is to chop all the ingredients into bite-sized pieces. For that reason, I use my vegetable chopper to make my vegetables the same size. For Mexican chopped salad, I used the larger chopping blade for all the vegetables except for the jalapenos. On the other hand, I chopped the jalapenos smaller, so to make them less overwhelming.
WHAT VEGETABLES AND OTHER INGREDIENTS ARE IN MEXICAN CHOPPED SALAD?
- Romaine lettuce
- Red onion
- Red bell pepper
- Grape tomatoes
- Black Beans
WHAT DRESSING SHOULD I USE FOR MEXICAN CHOPPED SALAD?
Although there are always options, I chose to make a simple dressing with lime juice, maple syrup, cumin, coriander, and garlic. The fresh ingredients, though simple, bring out the flavors and freshness of the vegetables. But, for those of you who prefer options, I suggest using my Vegan Southwest Dressing, or maybe my Vegan Ranch Dressing.
OTHER IDEAS FOR MEXICAN CHOPPED SALAD RECIPE
DO YOU LOVE VEGAN MEXICAN RECIPES? CHECK THESE OUT!
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- Vegan Lentil Tacos
- Tempeh Tacos
- Mexican Lasagna
- Mexican Street Corn Vegan!
- Mexican Meatballs
- Tomatillo Salsa
- Fruit Salsa Recipe
- Sweet Potato Tacos
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