Mexican chopped salad

This delicious chopped salad has a Mexican flair including roasted corn, black beans, scallions, and avocados – all blended with a flavorful green goddess dressing! It is a great summer salad, especially if you have a big crowd. We did when I made this, so I made the recipe x4. It is very easy to do! I am not a cilantro fan, so I chopped it and left on the side for cilantro lovers to add in.

Mexican Chopped Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

A protein-packed, flavorful salad. A meal in itself!
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course First Course to Meal, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine South American
Servings 4 people


  • 2 fresh ears Corn Roasted on the grill or steamed, cut off the cob
  • 2 hearts Romaine Finely shredded, about 5 cups
  • 1/2 14 oz can Black beans Drained & rinsed
  • 1/2 cup Cherry tomatoes Halved
  • 4 Scallions White and green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe Avocado Diced
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro Roughly chopped

Green Goddess Dressing

  • 1/4 cups Sheep's or goat milk yogurt Or Vegenaise to make it vegan
  • 1/4 cups Cilantro
  • 2 Scallions White and green parts only, chopped
  • 1/2 Green jalapeños Roughly chopped (or use more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 cup Lime juice Freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Raw honey



  • Combine all ingredients in a powerful blender and pulse until completely smooth.


  • Steam or grill the corn until cooked. When cool enough to handle, slice kernels off the cob.
  • Place the shredded lettuce in a large bowl and add all other prepared ingredients. Toss with 1/2 of the dressing or to taste.


Melissa's Modifications ... #AlteredTastes 
This recipe is packed with protein and can be 100% whole food plant-based by using Veganese (low-fat) in the dressing instead of mayonnaise*. If you do not avoid dairy, then no alterations are necessary.
*Use dressing sparingly as it has high calories (and is very rich, so lightly dress the salad and you'll have plenty of flavor), or use a low-fat / low-cal green goddess dressing.
If you feel you need added protein, then feel free to add grilled organic chicken or grilled tofu.
Nutritional Values:
Salad: Calories 163, Fat 8.3g, Sodium 120g, Carbs 15.2g, Fiber 7g, Protein 5.2g
Dressing as recipe directed: 1.5 tablespoons ~ Calories 121, Sodium 136.3g, Fat 12.3g, Carbs 3g, Protein .1g
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