Here are our 23 of most popular Healthy Mexican Salad Recipes that are satisfying and filling, full of fresh vibrant produce, and of course, delicious Mexican flavors! Scroll on and pick a few to whip up this month.
The best thing about healthy Mexican salad recipes is that they feature delicious salad dressings like cilantro lime dressing or ones made with creamy avocado. Plus a plethora of my favorite toppings like black beans and crunchy tortilla chips.
I’m convinced that if you put all the best Mexican ingredients in a salad bowl, it would taste pretty good. Read on for 23 healthy Mexican salad recipes that will bring vibrant flavor into your kitchen. Let me know your favorites in the comments below!
23 Healthy Mexican Salad Recipes
Romaine lettuce, red onion, red peppers, juicy tomatoes, sweet citrus dressing and flavorful seasoned ground turkey. Prefer ground beef for the taco meat? No worries! That works too.
A simple recipe for chopped salad, loaded with veggies like bell pepper, jicama, and avocado that is totally adaptable to what you have in the fridge! The dressing is rich and creamy made with sour cream and buttermilk. Top with grilled chicken for an extra protein boost.
Earthy and flavorful, this colorful salad is inspired by the classic Mexican Christmas salad made with beets, oranges, and jicama. It can be made ahead, perfect for mid-week lunches.
A main course salad that won’t leave anyone hungry. Grilled chicken breast, avocado, bacon, and sweet corn all drizzled with a queso fresco vinaigrette made with fresh lime juice. Make ahead just keep the salad and dressing in separate containers until you are ready to serve.
This warm cauliflower salad is so good in the winter time! If you’ve never had a warm salad, it’s a revelation. The warm cauliflower is tossed in a flavorful cumin vinaigrette and thinly sliced green onion. It is easy, healthy and full of flavor! Gluten-free and Keto!
This salad is quick and an easy way to get your greens- perfect for casual summer gatherings, potlucks and bbqs. There’s so much texture and crunch in this salad you are going to love it. Vegan and Gluten-Free!
Made with lime juice, mint, Mexican oregano, olive oil, and arbol chili powder– it is a bit spicy and refreshing and pairs well with many things. A great make-ahed salad. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
The first time I made this salad I was completely in love. Delicious grilled asparagus with chopped olives, Fresno chiles and lemon zest. Filled with so much vibrant flavor. A great recipe for asparagus season.
This fruit salad with strawberries, fennel, clementines, and pistachios, is dressed in the most simple honey-lemon dressing. It’s deliciously juicy!
A Middle Eastern twist on Mexican Salpicón made with thinly sliced steak, toasted pita and feta cheese or Cotija cheese all tossed in a Mexican salad dressing. This delicious main course salad can be made ahead and served for midweek meals!
12. Caesar Salad
Did you know Caesar salad was invented in Tijuana? It’s true! Caesar salad is actually Mexican. This version is raw egg-free, crunchy, and absolutely delicious. The next time you are craving a Caesar salad give this one a try.
Cobb Salad with a tangy red wine vinaigrette. This zesty Cobb salad is loaded with autumn produce like, roasted beets, watermelon radishes, herbs, and so much flavor! A delicious, healthy, main course salad featuring hard boiled eggs and crispy bacon that will leave you feeling full and happy.
Another main course dinner salad recipe with roasted salmon and fresh chick peas. Serve a small bowl of the orange-mustard salad dressing on the side for spooning over the salmon.
A simple kale salad with crunchy peanuts and creamy queso fresco in an tasty shallot vinaigrette. Dressing can be made ahead and keeps for 3 days in the fridge. Swap the peanuts for pepitas if you’d like. Great as a side salad with our green tomato chili.
Mango salad with cucumbers and spicy cayenne dressing- a delicious, energizing crunchy, refreshing vegan salad that can be made ahead – perfect for lunch the next day with my rainbow veggie quesadillas.
Grilled pierogies! With fresh vegetables like grilled corn kernels and fresh cilantro tossed in a creamy dressing. Serve as a vegetarian main course or a side dish with my red wine and garlic marinated London broil.
A delicious Mexican-inspired panzanella salad using homemade cheddar cornbread with jalapeños, grape tomatoes, zucchini, and bacon in a mustard vinaigrette. A super yummy main dish salad.
Loaded up with healthy veggies ( jicama, radishes and sugar snap peas) and the BEST poppy seed dressing ever! Gluten-Free, this delicious make-ahead salad is one of my all-time favorites!!!
This healthy taco salad recipe is crunchy and refreshing with black beans, cherry tomatoes, and avocado! Toss with a creamy green chile dressing for the perfect finish.
Roasted beets, thinly sliced jalapeños and fresh herbs, all dressed in a simple lime dressing. Hearty, loaded with fiber, and vegan! The perfect recipe to serve with shredded beef tacos.
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These salads will leave you feeling fabulous! I hope you found a couple or 10 recipes you plan on trying. Leave me a comment below and let me know which ones you decided to make or better yet take a pic of your salad and tag me @holajalapeno on Instagram so I can see!
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