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Mexican Chopped Salad Recipe

chopped salad on white serving plate

A go-to salad on a hot day

This delicious salad contains apples and tomatoes, both of which are high in antioxidants and fiber. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C, which can protect your eyesight and help prevent heart disease.


Serves 6

1 small head romaine lettuce, cut into ½ inch wide crosswise strips
2 medium tomatoes, cored, seeded and diced
1 small red onion, chopped
1 medium green apple, peeled, cored and diced
½ cup frozen, thawed corn kernels
1 ½ cups crushed, baked low-fat tortilla chips
1 small avocado, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced


Dressing recipe

1/3 cup pine nuts
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¼ cup red wine vinegar
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt to taste (optional)
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Mix all dressing ingredients together. Set aside.

Mexican Salad recipe

Combine the lettuce, tomatoes, onion, apple, corn and tortilla chips in a large bowl. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons dressing. Toss gently but well. Top with avocado slices and serve immediately.

Nutritional information

Per serving (with dressing)

Calories 163
Fat 9g
Sodium 75 mg
Carbohydrates 20 g
Fiber 5 g
Protein 3 g

Adapted from “The Joslin Diabetes Great Chefs Cook Healthy Cookbook,” Simon & Schuster, 2002

Download the recipe: Mexican Chopped Salad (PDF)

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