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Mexican Spring Salad

Mexican Spring Salad

Whip up this fun and colorful salad for spring, with soft lettuces and a sprinkling of beans, topped with a light chipotle vinaigrette.

1/2 head red leaf lettuce, chopped
½ head green leaf lettuce, chopped
1 avocado, cubed
¼ cup green chiles, diced
¼ cup corn
½ cup tomatoes, chopped
1/3 cup  kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1/3 cup  garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
¼ cup sweet onion, sliced
¼ cup black olives, sliced

¾ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons Spike Seasoning*
dash granulated onion
¾ teaspoon chipotle paste or powder

  • Wash and prep vegetables.
  • Make dressing by whisking together dressing ingredients in a measuring cup
  • Layer lettuce into large bowl and top with other ingredients.
  • Toss on dressing amount desired.

Serves: 6
Total cooking time: 25 minutes

*Spike ® Original Magic!
39 different herbs, spices and vegetables all lovingly blended with just the right amount of salt!
Spike Gourmet Natural seasoning:


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8:07AM PDT on Jun 16, 2014

I am allergic to onions! Cannot have...

2:16PM PDT on May 27, 2014

thanks for sharing

2:41AM PDT on May 3, 2014

Thank you.

8:45AM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

I think I'd substitute black beans for the kidney beans, and maybe not include the corn, since so much of it is GMO now and inflammatory. Otherwise looks like a great recipe.

2:06AM PDT on Apr 14, 2014


8:13AM PDT on Apr 9, 2014

Looks good. TY

8:00AM PDT on Apr 8, 2014


2:44AM PDT on Apr 7, 2014

Thank you :)

7:20AM PDT on Apr 6, 2014


1:28AM PDT on Apr 6, 2014

Chipotle vinaigrette sounds delicious. Both salad and dressing look easy to do and I love easy and healthy things. Thank you!

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