Healthy Mexican Salad Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Mexican salad recipes including bean, corn, taco and green salads. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Pasta Salad with Black Beans & Avocado Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
Everyone will love this pasta salad recipe that's packed with tomatoes, corn and black beans. We lighten up the creamy dressing with avocado for a healthier version of a picnic favorite.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Orange & Avocado Salad

Rating: 5 stars 7
This colorful salad would be a welcome addition to a Mexican-inspired meal.
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Grilled Chicken Taco Salad

Rating: 5 stars 6
Peppery arugula, grilled corn and a tangy lime vinaigrette give this healthy taco salad recipe a serious upgrade. This recipe is the perfect vehicle for using the crushed-up tortilla chips at the bottom of the bag.
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Vegetarian Taco Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
Nobody will miss the meat in this colorful, zesty vegetarian taco salad. The rice and bean mixture can be made ahead and the salad quickly assembled at mealtime. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.
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Taco Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
A super-quick blend of reduced-fat sour cream and salsa serves double duty as salad dressing and seasoning for the meat in our updated version of Tex-Mex taco salad. Depending on the type of salsa you use, the salad will vary in heat. We keep this version light with lean turkey, but lean ground beef (about 95%-lean) would also keep the nutrition marks reasonable. Just hold the deep-fried tortilla bowl and instead serve this salad with baked tortilla chips and wedges of fresh lime.
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Coctel de Camarones

Rating: 4 stars 4
This classic Mexican shrimp cocktail is usually served as a starter, but it can also be a quick, refreshing main dish on a busy night.
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Grilled Corn Salad with Black Beans & Rice

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
Southwestern flavors star in this potluck-perfect salad.
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Roasted Corn, Black Bean & Mango Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
This simple, fresh-tasting salad adds delicious variety to grilled foods, such as salmon, halibut, chicken or pork. Browning the corn in a skillet gives it a nutty, caramelized flavor that contrasts with the sweetness of the mango.
By Kathy Farrell-Kingsley
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