Recipe | Mexican Salad

mexican salad

It’s always so much easier to eat healthily when the weather is warm. Once the sun starts shining, I usually start craving salad. Our meal plans get switched from heavy, warming foods to salads, grilled chicken dishes, prawn salads and cold pasta salads.

I threw together this Mexican Salad the other day, and oh boy was it delicious! That night we had it with jacket potatoes, but it goes great with some grilled chicken or tofu, or even just some fresh bread. I usually have some fresh coriander in as it’s one of my favourite flavours, and then I’ll just use a mix of whatever salad-y stuff I have in the fridge.


1 can corn, or 1 corn cob shaved
1 can mixed beans
1 avocado, diced
handful cherry/plum tomatoes, diced
2 peppers, deseeded and diced
handful of coriander
olive oil


Prepare all your veg, drain the corn and beans.

Mix everything together in a serving bowl.

Finely chop the coriander and mix 3/4 into the salad.

Drizzle a little olive oil over the top, the juice of half a lime and half a lemon and stir well.

Sprinkle with the remaining coriander and serve.

I often make a big bowl of this and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge- it’ll last a couple of days and makes for a quick and tasty lunch!



  1. July 15, 2016 / 16:15

    We are all about salads too when the weather is warmer (who isn’t, I guess…!) will have to give this a go. Not usually a fan of corn other than straight up corn on the cob, but maybe I can be persuaded!

  2. July 15, 2016 / 20:00

    So true, salads and mix up suppers full of the good healthy stuff is perfect for summer. I’ll defo have to try this recipe x

  3. July 17, 2016 / 22:02

    That looks and sounds so yummy and fresh. I love coriander too! x

  4. July 18, 2016 / 10:19

    This looks amazing – with all of those colours you just KNOW it’s going to be good for you :-)

  5. July 18, 2016 / 15:13

    Love the look of this. A friend of mine calls me a sand cat because of how little water I drink so I try to eat foods with a high water content. This is just the ticket!

  6. July 19, 2016 / 18:12

    Oh this looks AMAZING. I love coriander in a salad. I wish I had a bowl of this in front of me now!!

  7. July 26, 2016 / 20:27

    I was just saying yesterday how much I love Mexican food. This looks like such a refreshing salad.

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