Salad with mexican dinner

I'm bringing salad to a birthday dinner with my in laws. Any ideas for something simple and delicious?

  • Posted by: missb503
  • February 28, 2015


lapadia March 2, 2015
Just saw this, hopefully my reply is not too late :)
scruz March 1, 2015
shredded cabbage is pretty traditional. i always liked a citrus medallion salad as it also lends a cooling effect if food is spicy hot. a light cumin dressing is good.
Uncle J. March 1, 2015
Rick Bayless has a whole chapter on Mexican inspired salads in "Mexican Everyday". Our favorite is the chayote salad. My wife wants it at least once a week. We use a bottled balsamic vinaigrette, so there are only 4 ingredients to prep.
keg72 February 28, 2015
I also was going to suggest a salad using a cilantro lime vinaigrette! I'd use some romaine lettuce (chopped like for a chopped salad), thin sliced radishes, raw carrots, queso fresco and some charred corn. Some fried tortilla crisps could be added at the end to act as the croutons.
sexyLAMBCHOPx February 28, 2015
A Mexican chopped salad with Lime & Cilantro Dressing might work well.
Pegeen February 28, 2015
Here's another nice ceviche, on this site: "Classic Tex Mex Ceviche"
Pegeen February 28, 2015
Ceviche is a nice change but depends on whether it fits with the rest of your menu. Here's an easy Shrimp & Avocado Ceviche from Martha Stewart:
Pegeen February 28, 2015
You could also add about 1/2 cup chopped cilantro and a little crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese.

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Pegeen February 28, 2015
Avocado and Hearts of Palm Salad with Lime Vinaigrette, from Pati Jinich's "Pati's Mexican Table" cookbook:
If you don't have ripe avocados, you could sub some peeled, seeded cucumber chunks. Jicama might also be a good sub.
missb503 February 28, 2015
It must have been meant to be: I looked at this recipe this morning and I have two perfect avocados. Thank you!!!
TobiT February 28, 2015
Sometimes someone posts a recipe on the hotline that makes me go: Must. Eat. This. Now. This is one of them. Drooooooool.
Pegeen March 1, 2015
I think I mentioned this below, but if you didn't have two ripe avocados, aside from adding some cucumber, it would help to add some queso fresco or feta to make up for the creaminess the avocados would have added.
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