Tantalizing Nacho Salad: a Fancy Mexican-Inspired Take on the Classic Tex Mex Dish
Do you love crunchy, cheesy nachos? How about a salad with all the cheesy, crunchy flavour of nachos but with a much lighter and healthier feel? This tantalizing Nacho Salad brings together the best of both worlds in a flavourful, Mexican-inspired dish that is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.
- 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1 can cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup frozen sweet corn, thawed
- 1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup crispy corn tortilla strips
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, combine lettuce, beans, red pepper, corn, cheese, avocado, tomatoes, and cilantro.
- In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pour over the salad.
- Toss gently to combine, then sprinkle with tortilla strips.
- Serve and enjoy!
This Nacho Salad is a creative twist on the traditional Tex Mex favourite. A flavourful combination of crunchy lettuce, beans, cheese, corn, peppers and tomatoes is brought together with a lime-infused olive oil vinaigrette – creating a light and easy meal that’s perfect for warmer weather.
The addition of avocado and cilantro is a unique touch that adds a South of the Border flair to this dish. The tangy vinaigrette with a hint of garlic and the nutty crunch of the tortilla strips provide a delightful contrast to the crisp veggies. The freshness of the tomatoes and the creaminess of the cheese make it a colourful and tasty main or side dish.
Whether served up with tacos and burritos, alongside bacon and eggs for brunch, or as an accompaniment to grilled fish or chicken, this Nacho Salad is sure to be a hit. It’s an easy, light meal the whole family can enjoy, and the perfect way to get your fill of Tex-Mex flavours without breaking the calorie bank. Bon Appétit!