Tex-Mex Chopped Salad

The recipe Tex-Mex Chopped Salad can be made in roughly 30 minutes. One serving contains 315 calories, 8g of protein, and 23g of fat. For $1.06 per serving, you get a salad that serves 8. 82 people have made this recipe and would make it again. It is brought to you by Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and lacto ovo vegetarian diet. A mixture of olive oil, cucumber, juice of lime, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 53%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Tex-Mex Chopped Salad, Tex-Mex Chopped Salad, and Tex-Mex Chopped Salad.

Servings: 8

Preparation duration: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 avocado, diced

2/3 cup diced black olives (I forgot to add mine so you won't see them in the pictures)

1 can (10 ounces) pinto beans (or black beans), drained and rinsed

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

1 cup crushed white corn tortilla chips

2/3 cup diced cucumber or zucchini

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 heaping teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro

1 clove minced garlic

1 - 2 teaspoons honey

1/4 cup diced jalapenos (I use jarred, nacho sliced)

zest and juice of 2 limes

1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3/4 cup shredded or cubed sharp cheddar cheese, colby jack or pepper jack

1/2 cup raw green pumpkin seeds

1/3 cup diced red onion

2 - 3 cups finely chopped or shredded iceberg or romaine lettuce

salt and pepper, to taste

2/3 cup diced tomatoes, seeds removed

Equipment:

whisk

bowl

oven

baking sheet

Cooking instruction summary:

Whisk the lime zest, juice, mustard and honey together in a small bowl. Slowly drizzle in the oil while whisking and continue whisking until creamy and well combined.Mix in the cilantro and salt and pepper to taste. If it's too tart add a little more honey. Refrigerate.Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a small bowl toss all the pumpkin seed ingredients together. Spread out on a small baking sheet and bake 8 - 10 minutes until crunchy and browned. Let cool.In a large bowl toss all the salad ingredients together (including the pumpkin seeds) except the lettuce and tortilla chips. Add the dressing a little at a time and toss until lightly coated (you may not need it all - save some for when you add the lettuce). Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or longer. When ready to serve add the lettuce and tortilla chips, toss and add more dressing if needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve cold or at room temperature. Best eaten the day it's made.

 

Step by step:


1. Whisk the lime zest, juice, mustard and honey together in a small bowl. Slowly drizzle in the oil while whisking and continue whisking until creamy and well combined.

2. Mix in the cilantro and salt and pepper to taste. If it's too tart add a little more honey. Refrigerate.Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a small bowl toss all the pumpkin seed ingredients together.

3. Spread out on a small baking sheet and bake 8 - 10 minutes until crunchy and browned.

4. Let cool.In a large bowl toss all the salad ingredients together (including the pumpkin seeds) except the lettuce and tortilla chips.

5. Add the dressing a little at a time and toss until lightly coated (you may not need it all - save some for when you add the lettuce). Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or longer. When ready to serve add the lettuce and tortilla chips, toss and add more dressing if needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6. Serve cold or at room temperature. Best eaten the day it's made.


Nutrition Information:

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315k Calories
7g Protein
23g Total Fat
22g Carbs
7% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
315k
16%

Fat
23g
36%

  Saturated Fat
4g
30%

Carbohydrates
22g
7%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
9mg
3%

Sodium
667mg
29%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
7g
15%

Vitamin K
29µg
28%

Vitamin A
1384IU
28%

Vitamin E
3mg
23%

Fiber
5g
22%

Manganese
0.4mg
20%

Magnesium
74mg
19%

Phosphorus
185mg
19%

Folate
58µg
15%

Calcium
142mg
14%

Vitamin C
11mg
14%

Copper
0.28mg
14%

Potassium
402mg
12%

Iron
1mg
10%

Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10%

Zinc
1mg
10%

Vitamin B2
0.12mg
7%

Vitamin B5
0.71mg
7%

Vitamin B3
1mg
6%

Vitamin B1
0.08mg
5%

Selenium
3µg
5%

Vitamin B12
0.14µg
2%

covered percent of daily need
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