Monday, September 15, 2014

Two Way Mexican Salad

I call this recipe Two Way Mexican Salad because it is so versatile and can be used in many different ways. Tex Mex food is a staple here at The Cottage and so is this salad, if you follow my What's For Dinner Next Week menu planning, you know that I often times have Mexican Salad on The Menu as a side dish for the meal, and this is the salad that we have. I have had so many request for this recipe I thought it was time for a post about the Two Way Mexican Salad.

Two Way Mexican Salad

Two Way Mexican Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
This salad starts with a salad base that is allowed to marinate for at least 4 hours, then just build and build, adding different vegetables to make this salad whatever you want it to be.

Two Way Mexican Salad
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Salad Base
4 cups Roma tomatoes, chopped small
1bunch green onions with tops, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Juice from 1 lime
Zest from 1 lime
Salad Greens
Optional Additions to the Salad Base
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup whole kernel corn
1/2 cup cooked chicken, chopped
Sprinkle a blend of Mexican Cheese on the top
In a mixing bowl, add the tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, seasons, lime zest, and lime juice. Mix well until completely mixed. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours until ready to serve.
Any or all of the options can be added at this time, adjust the seasons.
Serve on a bed of chilled salad greens on a chilled salad plate.
Print Recipe

The Salad Base

Two Way Mexican Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Great With Just The Base and Salad Greens

Two Way Mexican Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Add Any or All of The Options

Two Way Mexican Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Without The Options

Two Way Mexican Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


With The Options

Two Way Mexican Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Is A Great Salad to Enjoy!

I sure am glad that you were able to stop by and enjoy this Two Way Mexican Salad with us today. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy


  1. Looks good

    tomatoes, onions, garlic how can you go wrong

    I think I would do some shrimp and avocado on top

  2. I'm on a juice diet this week. This has all the veggies I would put in the juicer. I could rationalize eating this and still be healthy (almost)! Great recipe, Helen.


  3. As a vegetarian, I loooooooooooove salads :)
    Without the chicken, it's a great salad for me
    It's also great for parties as it's very colorful :)

  4. Miz Helen, this is my kind of salad. I would add some black beans, and serve it with my favorite Lundberg's rice and sea salt tortilla chips.

  5. My kind of salad! Thanks for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays! Pinning!

  6. I love a salad like this! I could eat it by the bucket full! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!

  7. I pinned this because it looks great with the lime! I also love how quickly it can be put together. Thanks for sharing, Helen.

  8. This looks so good! I love how versatile it is, too:)

  9. this looks and sounds so yummy
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  10. This sounds amazing! Definitely giving this a try (sans chicken) Thanks for sharing!

  11. Mmm, this looks delicious! I love mexican salads. Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings.

  12. This sounds delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  13. Fun salad, Miz Helen! Can be adapted to any situation and using whatever you have on hand as an add-in. Thank you for sharing!

  14. Your Mexican Salad looks and sounds delicious both ways, Miz Helen! I love recipes that are flexible like this. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Pinning and will tweet too :-)

  15. This looks so good! I'm drooling right now. Pinned. We had so much fun partying with you at our last party. We hope to see you tonight's party at 7 pm. We love to see what you have been working on!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  16. I know my hubby will love this, Miz Helen! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week.

  17. I love Salads and Mexican food, this sounds great! =)


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