Mexican Salad for Dinner

When I’m feeling like we need a healthy reboot, I make a big, filling salad for dinner. This Mexican salad is one of our favorites. Quantities here are for a family of 6. Sometimes I add quinoa for an extra boost of protein an fiber.

2 bags Butter lettuce
1 pkg grape tomatoes halved
1 large cucumber chopped
chopped cilantro
2 chopped avocado
1 chopped orange bell pepper
can of black beans rinsed
can of corn drained
1-2 pkg chopped precooked grilled chicken
shredded Mexican cheese (optional and to taste)

Dressing: (or use Trader Joe’s Cilantro salad dressing)

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
juice of one lime
tbsp of chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
(if you prefer a creamy dressing, add 2 tbsp of mayo)


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Author: Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Physician, Wellness Coach, and founder of Tips From Town. She is passionate about sharing her medical expertise, her coaching techniques and her parenting experience to encourage happier and healthier lives.


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