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

Dr. Latimer is a Family Physician and Wellness & Parenting Coach. She works with parents who want to feel more confident when helping their children and coaches young adults to help them better navigate college life and transitions. Contact her at to learn more. She is the author of two Audible Originals, Take Back the House -- Raising Happy Parents and Worry Less, Parent Better. She is also the co-founder of the app that makes your life easier and puts social in a healthier place -- List'm.


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