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5 from 9 votes

Mexican Salad with Chipotle Dressing

Mexican Salad with Chipotle Dressing - A fresh and flavorful salad recipe surrounded by baked tortilla strips and topped with a homemade chipotle dressing. Easy to make and even more delicious to eat. This Mexican salad recipe is sure to become a family favorite! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chipotle salad dressing, mexican salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 466kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 10 flour tortillas (6 inch)
  • 1 head romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 15 oz sweet corn (1 can; whole kernels)
  • 15 oz black beans (1 can; rinsed and drained)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes (quartered)
  • 1 orange pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 medium red onion (chopped)
  • 1 ripe avocado (diced)
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons salsa
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 2/3 cup sour cream (light is fine)
  • 1 Tablespoon chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1 lime (juiced)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray both sides of tortilla shells with non-stick cooking spray. Align prepared shells in an even stack and cut down the middle. Dice the halves into about 1/4″ strips. Arrange strips in a single layer on a silpat lined baking sheet. Season with salt to taste. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown, flipping the strips once during baking.
  • While the tortilla strips are baking, chop lettuce, tomatoes, orange pepper, onion, and avocado. Drain and rinse the corn and black beans. Add chopped vegetables, corn, and black beans to a large bowl.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine cilantro, sour cream, chipotle in adobo, lime juice, taco seasoning and salsa. Pulse chipotle salad dressing until creamy and smooth.
  • Pour the chipotle dressing over the bowl of vegetables and toss until coated. You can top the salad with the tortilla strips or serve on the side. The Mexican salad is served best cold.


Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 971mg | Potassium: 1179mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 211.3% | Vitamin C: 71% | Calcium: 15.7% | Iron: 30.5%