by Olena

Mexican Kale Salad

by Olena

Creamy Mexican Kale Salad Recipe made with black beans, corn, peppers, tomato, cilantro and tossed with a tangy cumin flavoured avocado dressing. | ifoodreal.com

Oh, this Mexican kale salad is sooo good!

Hearty and crunchy salad, where veggies are “swimming” in a cilantro avocado dressing. Kale, black beans, corn and tomatoes combined with a bit of jalapenos for a heat kick, red onion, cilantro and tossed in a tangy, creamy with a cumin flavour punch dressing. Serve alongside grilled chicken and your dinner is done!

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Creamy Mexican Kale Salad Recipe made with black beans, corn, peppers, tomato, cilantro and tossed with a tangy cumin flavoured avocado dressing. | ifoodreal.com

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Mexican Kale Salad

4.5 from 2 reviews

Creamy Mexican Kale Salad Recipe made with black beans, corn, peppers, tomato, cilantro and tossed with a tangy cumin flavoured avocado dressing.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 4 cups baby or full-grown kale (stalks removed & coarsely chopped), packed
  • 14 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn, fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 2 large bell peppers, diced
  • 1 + 1/2 large avocado, diced
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp jalapeño peppers, seeded & minced

Dressing:

  • 1/2 large avocado
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 lime, juice of
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add Salad ingredients to a large bowl.
  2. In a food processor, blender or Magic Bullet, process Dressing ingredients until smooth. Pour over salad, toss and serve.

Store: Refrigerate tossed or separately for up to 24 hours.

Make Ahead: You could prepare Salad and Dressing in advance and combine before serving. The Dressing does get brown a bit but once mixed with the Salad, it’s not noticeable.

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  1. Love this recipe! I have made it several times. Once with grilled shrimp, once with cilantro lime grilled chicken and just once on its own. I like it spicy so I add more jalapeno and also some pepitas and queso fresco on top. Definitely a new favourite of mine!

  2. Hello, Looks delicious! Just wondering how many WW points + for the dressing per serving? 2 tbsp/per serving? Thank you?

    1. Hi Teresa. I do not have that information because I calculate all ingredients at once. Are you competing in a fitness competition or why do you need it that precise?

  3. Tried this tonight and yum yum! I added quinoa to the salad bc i already had it cooked, and fresh cilantro to the dressing. Btw, love this idea for a dressing, NO OIL, LOVE! Thanks for sharing!

  4. It was a hot day in Missouri USA today and your salad went perfect with some Honey Lime marinated Tilapia for dinner. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  5. Made this twice since I found it. Love love it. The second time I added more hot peppers. Will made it many more times.

  6. Hint: make the dressing, massage it into the kale, then toss the other ingredients in. Makes a difference in the kale, almost melts together – tender and yummy!

    1. Hmmm. Too messy for me, personally. This dressing is just so thick and creamy and having it all over my hands and then serving it to everyone in a salad…I don’t know…That is me though. I do not mind massaging kale with salt and oil in the beginning, just a bit of it. However, I do not care if kale isn’t massaged.

  7. I made this without the tomato, cilantro, or jalapeno as I had everything else on hand and wasn’t going to be getting to a store for a few days. It was so delicious and satisfying. I will be making it often.

  8. Hi Olena, I found this on Pinterest and decided to try….wonderful salad….I loved it! Even without the dressing it is very good. Regards from Brazil !

  9. I saw this on pinterest and since I had a bag of kale decided to make it right away. It is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, so refreshing, crunchy and yummy. My husband loves it too saying it tastes a lot like chipotle, no idea how since he only gets meat there. THANK YOU this will be a staple in my fridge for years to come.

    1. LOL, you made me laugh out loud. You are so welcome. I made this salad 3 times the past week – so hot outside!!! I could say the same thing as your husband, cause I have never even been to Chipotle.:)

  10. This looks so colorful and delicious! Love the use of nutrient rich kale in this recipe; a welcomed change from typical greens!

  11. Looks good, can’t wait to try it. Since I don’t like avocado is there something you can recommend I replace it with for this salad? Thank you 🙂