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Everyday Mexican Salad

Everyday Mexican Salad

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This delicious Everyday Mexican Salad recipe is quick and easy to make, totally customizable with your favorite ingredients, and it can work perfectly as a side salad or main dish!  See notes above for possible ingredient variations.



Mexican Salad Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces mixed spring greens  (or whatever greens you prefer)
  • 1 ripe avocado (peeled pitted and sliced)
  • half a small red onion (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup roughly-chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup pepitas
  • optional: 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco or cotija cheese

Cumin-Lime Dressing Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice  (or red wine vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1 small clove garlic (pressed or minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder))


  1. To Make The Dressing: Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl (or shake together in a mason jar) until combined.  Use immediately or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
  2. To Make The Salad: Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl, drizzle evenly with the salad dressing, and toss until evenly combined.  Serve immediately and enjoy!