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Mexican Wedge Salad

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Festive Mexican wedge salad is beautiful, colorful and super tasty! This salad is literally a party on a plate. It conjures up the festive vibrant flavors of Mexico. Drizzled with fabulous creamy cilantro lime dressing, it’s a healthy dinner option for you and your family. Today I’m super excited to share this easy salad recipe that’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any time you’re craving a delicious south of the border creation! You’ll love how quick and simple it is to make this scrumptious wedge salad right in your own kitchen.

Wedge Salad Recipe served with colorful ingredients.

Ingredients for Mexican Wedge Salad

These are all the ingredients you’ll need to create a yummy Mexican wedge salad: Iceburg lettuce, grape tomatoes, black beans, corn, purple onion, a combination of colorful bell peppers (red, yellow, orange), purple onion, pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds), Haas avocado, Mexican cheese (Queso Fresco or Cotija), colorful tortilla strips, and either store bought or homemade creamy cilantro lime dressing.

Mexican Wedge Salad with cilantro lime dressing.

About Mexican Wedge Salad Recipe

The ingredients for making a colorful, flavorful Mexican wedge salad are super simple. But when they all come together as one unit, the beauty and elegance they create is really fabulous! You’ll love that the ingredients can be found at any grocery store. The packages of colorful tortilla strips can usually be found next to the salad dressings and salad toppings.

Colorful Mexican Salad served on a white plate.

How to Make a Mexican Wedge Salad

Here’s how to make this vibrant Mexican salad at home: Begin by washing the head of Iceburg lettuce, removing any outer leaves as needed, and removing the core. Slice the head of lettuce into four quarters. Place each wedge on a salad plate. You can place each salad wedge on its side, or keep the wedges standing upright.

Mexican Wedge Salad Recipe

Wedge Salad Recipe

Generously drizzle each wedge with homemade cilantro lime dressing. Sprinkle the wedge salad with black beans, kernels of corn, sliced or chopped purple onion, chopped bell peppers, your choice of crumbled Mexican cheese, and colorful tortilla strips. On one side of the wedge salad, decoratively fan out a few slices of avocado. Add a few grape tomatoes on the other side of the wedge salad. On the table right next to your salt and pepper mills, place the yummy pepitas in a small bowl as an optional crunchy add on.

Colorful Mexican Wedge Salad with flavorful garnishes.


Kitchen Tools for This Mexican Salad Recipe

These are wonderful kitchen items to use when putting together and serving this quick and easy Mexican salad.

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Wedge Salad Recipe served with colorful ingredients.

Mexican Wedge Salad


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Festive Mexican wedge salad is beautiful, colorful and super tasty! Drizzled with delicious cilantro lime dressing, it’s a healthy dinner option for you and your family. You’ll absolutely love this quick simple recipe!


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Ingredients

  • 1 head of Iceburg lettuce, quartered
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Colorful bell peppers (red, yellow, orange), chopped
  • Purple onion, chopped or sliced
  • Black beans
  • Kernels of corn – fresh or canned
  • Haas avocado, sliced
  • Mexican cheese (Queso Fresco or Cotija cheese), crumbled
  • Colorful tortilla strips
  • Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing, homemade or store bought
  • Pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Begin by washing the head of Iceburg lettuce, removing any outer leaves as needed, and removing the core. Slice the head of lettuce into four quarters. Place each wedge on a salad plate. You can place each salad wedge on its side, or keep the wedges standing upright.
  2. Generously drizzle each wedge with homemade cilantro lime dressing.
  3. Sprinkle the wedge salad with black beans, kernels of corn, sliced or chopped purple onion, chopped bell peppers, your choice of crumbled Mexican cheese, and colorful tortilla strips. On one side of the wedge salad, decoratively fan out a few slices of avocado. Add a few grape tomatoes on the other side of the wedge salad.
  4. Serve your Mexican wedge salad with pepitas offered on the side. Each family member or guest can season their salads with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Category: Lunch, Dinner, Party
  • Method: By hand
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex

Keywords: wedge salad, Mexican wedge salad, wedge salad recipe

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AN EASY RECIPE TO ENJOY WITH MEXICAN WEDGE SALAD

Twisted puff pastry cheese sticks are the perfect breadsticks to enjoy with your festive Mexican wedge salad! It’s a quick simple recipe that you can make in no time flat.

Twisted cheese straws made from scratch.

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Do you enjoy eating a variety of healthy, colorful salads? What do you think about this flavorful Mexican wedge salad? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

23 thoughts on “Mexican Wedge Salad”

  1. I have never had a wedge salad before. This new spin on it though makes it look tasty. I love Mexican food so adding the queso, corn and cilantro dressing make it look more inviting.

  2. This salad looks too pretty to eat! And it’s so healthy, with so many vitamins packed on one plate. Avocados are actually one of my favorite vegetables.

  3. Yum! I’m vegetarian and so this looks super great and also like a wonderful complete meal! Thank you for posting. Excited to try this.

  4. Oh my that looks so good. That is my kind of salad. I plan on making this soon. I also am sharing your post on FB and Pinterest.

  5. I really love how you began with “This salad is literally a party on a plate.” It’s exactly what it looks like! :) I am sure if I make this for my girlfriend, she would go crazy. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. This is something I want to try out some time soon.

  6. I served this wedge salad as an appetizer before our white chicken chilli last night. It was delicious!
    I didn’t have any Mexican cheese so I soaked a small block of feta in milk and then crumbled that over. Will definitely be buying some Cotija cheese next time I go to the store as we will DEFINITELY be having this again. YUM!

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