Mexican Salads

Classic Mexican ingredients can pep up a green salad into a fantastic main course, or just add spice to a side salad. Make your next salad a Mexican one.

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Beef Taco Salad


Classic taco ingredients plus a flavor-packed sauce turn a simple dish into something spectacular.

Total: 35 mins

Mexican Chef's Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

When retesting this reliable main-dish salad recipe, likely a forerunner of taco salad but with ham and chicken rather than beef, Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen cooks thought it needed more zip. To replace the original one Anaheim pepper, an entire can of chile peppers is called for.

Hot Mexican Potato Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Picante sauce and lime juice give a kick to this potato salad. Cooking the potatoes in the microwave keeps the prep time under 20 minutes.

Taco Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Everyone's favorite Mexican dish is equally delicious in salad form. The tortilla cups are the perfect choice for an edible bowl to hold the cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and taco sauce.

Spicy Taco Salad

Betty Crocker

Spice up your taco salad with this special recipe that has a pasta twist.

Total: 30 mins

Inside-Out Taco Salad Wraps

Betty Crocker

Wrap up traditional taco fillings in a lettuce leaf for a handheld taco salad.

Total: 30 mins

Skillet Toasted Corn Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

The corn for this side dish is cooked until golden brown and tossed with a light dressing and cotija cheese. Substitute with Parmesan, if you like.

Total: 30 mins

Mexican Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

Pepperidge Farm

Add a little spice to your lunch with these sassy sandwiches, flavored with red pepper, lime juice and chopped cilantro.

Total: 10 mins

Spanish Rice


Long-grain rice kicked up with zesty tomatoes, corn, peppers, and black beans.

Total: 25 mins

Calico Pasta Salad


A colorful pasta and vegetable salad accompanied with a side of sliced orange and avocado.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Southwestern Chicken and Macaroni Salad

Midwest Living

With just 6 flavorful ingredients, you can serve up this pasta salad for a quick weeknight meal. Try penne, small shells, or rotinia pasta instead of elbow if that's what you have on hand.

Southwest Pasta Salad


Wagon wheel pasta, black beans, and zesty Ro*Tel Tomatoes with sour cream for a Southwest-inspired pasta salad.

Total: 25 mins

Watermelon and Papaya Salad with Tequila Vinaigrette

Food & Wine

This refreshing and complex salad -- made with jicama, watermelon, papaya, and a bold tequila-based vinaigrette -- usually includes little pieces of deep-fried tortilla rounds. To keep the ingredient list in check, omit the deep-fried tortillas (or opt for store-bought chips).

Total: 25 mins

Layered Taco Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

For a spicier version of this pretty, tiered salad, use Monterey Jack cheese with peppers.

Warm Fajita Salad

Diabetic Living

With all of the classic Mexican flavors of fajitas, this dinner salad is better than takeout. Serve it up whenever a craving for spicy food hits.

Total: 35 mins
Mexican Salads  Recipes: Take your pick!
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