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.See Popular Mexican Salads Recipes
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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.
Leftover sloppy joe mixture is transformed into a new meal with the addition of black beans, cheddar cheese, and taco seasoning. Pile it all over lettuce for a main dish salad.
Classic taco ingredients plus a flavor-packed sauce turn a simple dish into something spectacular.
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.
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.
Spice up your taco salad with this special recipe that has a pasta twist.
Wrap up traditional taco fillings in a lettuce leaf for a handheld taco salad.
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.
Add a little spice to your lunch with these sassy sandwiches, flavored with red pepper, lime juice and chopped cilantro.
Long-grain rice kicked up with zesty tomatoes, corn, peppers, and black beans.
Wagon wheel pasta, black beans, and zesty Ro*Tel Tomatoes with sour cream for a Southwest-inspired pasta salad.
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).
A colorful pasta and vegetable salad accompanied with a side of sliced orange and avocado.
For a spicier version of this pretty, tiered salad, use Monterey Jack cheese with peppers.
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.