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Mexican Chopped Salad

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Mexican Chopped Salad

What’s a Mexican chopped salad?

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What makes this salad Mexican? 

It’s not just about the ingredients, but how they are used. Traditional Mexican salads feature cactus, lentils, and pasta, but this salad takes a modern approach with influences from Mexican Cuisine. So, what makes it Mexican? The ingredients, of course! 

Mexican Chopped Salad Ingredients

Salad ingredients

Dressing ingredients

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How to make a Mexican chopped salad

Mexican chopped salad

Mexican chopped salad

Create the BEST Mexican salad with these tips: 

  • Fresh and high-quality ingredients = vibrant colors, bold flavors, and satisfying textures.
  • Mix it up with a variation of textures: cabbage, crunchy seeds, crispy tortilla strips, and creamy avocado.  
  • Add your favorite protein: grilled chicken, steak or tender carnitas. 
  • Dressing alert: don’t over do it to avoid soggy greens.
  • Add the dressing just before serving to preserve freshness and crunch. 
  • Make it a fiesta on a plate with a pop of color! 

Lime dressing 

Dressing Ingredients

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Mexican Chopped Salad

Recipe by Villa Cocina
5.0 from 6 votes
Course: SaladsCuisine: Mexican, AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This Mexican chopped salad is a vibrant and refreshing twist on traditional Mexican flavors, packed with bold ingredients and a hint of garlic.


  • Salad Ingredients
  • 4 cups 4 cabbage, finely shredded

  • 2 cups 2 kale, roughly chopped

  • 2 cups 2 spinach, roughly chopped

  • 1 cup 1 corn kernels

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 cilantro, chopped

  • 1 ea 1 carrot, thinly sliced

  • 1 ea 1 tomato, sliced

  • 1/2 ea 1/2 cucumber, sliced

  • 1/4 ea 1/4 red onion, sliced

  • Lime Dressing
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 TBSP 2 red wine vinegar

  • Zest of one lime

  • 2 TBSP 2 lime juice

  • 1 ea 1 garlic clove, pressed or grated

  • To taste To salt

  • To taste To black pepper, ground


  • In a bowl, combine the prepared salad ingredients
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lime dressing ingredients until well combined and emulsified. 
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat the ingredients evenly. 
  • Serve salad in individual bowls or family-style. 
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