Introducing the Fiesta Salad – A Fresh and Delicious Fusion of Tex-Mex Flavor

Are you looking for an excitng new way to enjoy a classic Tex-Mex dish? Then the Fiesta Salad is perfect for you! Combining traditional Mexican flavors like cilantro, lime and jalapeno with American southwestern ingredients like black beans, corn and tomatoes, this festive dish will make your taste buds sing. Plus, if you’re looking for a lower-calorie alternative, you can easily substitute made-from-scratch refried beans for the canned version.

A Few Unique Ingredients Make this Salad Memorable

The true marvel of this Fiesta Salad lies in its unusual spices, herbs and ingredients. The traditional Mexican spices cumin and chili powder create the southwest flavor base, while jalapeno and cayenne provide a spicy kick. On the other hand, sugar, mayonnaise and sour cream add a sweet and creamy note that complements the crunch of the corn and beans. The unique combination of flavors creates a delectable medley that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Fiesta Salad Recipe – Let’s Get Cooking!


  • 2 cans black beans, drained
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 2 cups tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup made-from-scratch refried beans (or the canned version, drained)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of chili powder and cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon each of jalapeno and cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (or 2 tablespoons dried)


  1. Combine all the vegetables, refried beans and mayonnaise in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the sour cream, sugar, lime juice and spices.
  3. Stir the mixture into the salad and stir until evenly combined.
  4. Fold in cilantro.
  5. Cover the bowl and chill for at least an hour.
  6. Enjoy your Fiesta Salad!

The Perfect Tex-Mex Dish

The Fiesta Salad is a great way to combine the fresh flavors of Mexican cuisine with the more robust tastes of Tex-Mex. Whether you’re entertaining guests or just looking for a unique mid-week meal, this salad is sure to leave a lasting impression. Plus, its made-from (or in) scratch substitute makes it perfect for any health-conscious individual.

If you love the flavors of this Fiesta Salad, you may also enjoy a similar salad with a Mexican twist – the Mexican Bean Salad. Unlike the Fiesta salad, it doesn’t include the southwest spices, but its made from equal parts black beans and Mexican-style corn. It also calls for chopped cilantro and a garlic lime dressing for extra flavor.