Tex-Mex Fiesta Salad w/ Honey Lime Dressing
Company was coming and Beef Barbacoa was on the menu and this vibrant Tex-Mex Fiesta Salad with Honey Lime Dressing was the perfect side dish.
A Tex-Mex Vegetable Salad is cool, refreshing, and helps balance spicy Mexican dishes deliciously!
Tex-Mex Fiesta Salad
Once I settled on some spicy beef for our entree, the rest was easy. I doctored up some packaged rice with Monterey Jack cheese and a can of Rotel tomatoes, baked up some corn muffins and had two desserts in mind. I took the ingredients from my favorite Corn and Black Bean Salad and transformed them into a flavorful tossed green salad. This fiesta salad with a lime-based salad dressing with a generous amount of honey for sweetness and cilantro to provide that Tex-Mex continuity.
Tex-Mex Vegetable Salad
With only a few bites taken, one of our guests mentioned she’d be emailing me for this fiesta salad recipe. Yup, that’s the validation I needed, especially when this wasn’t a tried and true concoction. The amounts listed in the recipe will serve a crowd. Just cut them in half if you’re feeding your family. Add or subtract your favorite ingredients depending on your taste buds. You can’t mess it up! P.S. There were raves over the Beef Barbacoa, too. Find the recipe by clicking the link at the top of this post.
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A colorful Tex-Mex salad tossed with a honey-lime vinaigrette.
- 2 packages of Hearts of Romaine Lettuce (already chopped)
- 1 15 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup fresh corn kernels or frozen corn kernels, thawed
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 10 ounces grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 bunch of green onions, sliced thinly (white end and a bit of the green onion)
- 1/2 English cucumber, peeled and diced
- 1-2 avocados, cut into chunks (cut right before serving)
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- A pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Place lettuce in a large mixing bowl. Top with all the other ingredients except for avocados.
- Make the salad dressing by whisking together lime juice, vinegar, honey, salt, a generous pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, and cilantro.
- Drizzle in the olive oil while whisking constantly.
- Add avocados and toss the salad with the dressing to serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 94mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 5g
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16 Comments on “Tex-Mex Fiesta Salad w/ Honey Lime Dressing”
I can see why this was a big hit! It’s full of some of my favorite veggies and the color is amazing.
A corn muffin and your fiesta salad is indeed a reason to celebrate!
So pretty, my talented blog friend. Have a great weekend! 🙂
I love all the colors in this salad. It sounds delicious!
Tasty and healthy! What could be better? This is a superb salad — just loaded with yummy flavors. Thanks!
Your salad looks great! I love Tex-Mex flavors and I can eat that whole bowl of salad 😀
I saw this gorgeous salad out there on Pinterest today, Liz! Perfect for a party, checking out the Beef Barbacoa too! Perfect duo.
Hi Liz, gorgeous salad, love all the textures and color. We were in the 90’s today and this salad is the perfect remedy.
Such a pretty salad- love the flavors! Cardiologist approved too…perfect! 🙂
Nice and healthy-sounds great:@)
You know, it doesn’t matter what time of year it is a great salad is always welcome and this one looks amazing.
Beautiful salad Liz…and it sure looks like a fiesta…so colorful with all kind of texture. The dressing sounds fantastic!
Have a wonderful week 🙂
Who wouldn’t love this? Great salad Liz. Thanks~!
What a pretty, refreshing and delicious looking fiesta salad. And that honey lime dressing sounds wonderful, Liz.
Such a lovely and colourful salad!
Wow I do love your salad and the color reminds me summer time!