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Summer Tex-Mex Chop Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Summer Tex-Mex Chop Salad recipe? Learn how to make Summer Tex-Mex Chop Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by loveahug

Makes 10 servings



This makes a big bowl of cool, fresh salad for a crowd -- it also keep well for 2 days in the fridge for a long graze. (It is also easy to cut the recipe in half for a side for burgers or another backyard barbeque.)

Recipe Ingredients for Summer Tex-Mex Chop Salad

12 oz new potatoes
12 oz frozen corn
12 oz cherry tomatoes
15 oz fresh spinach
12 oz carrots
12 oz yellow squash
6 oz jalapeno peppers
8 oz fresh green beans
6 oz red onion
5 oz pumpkin seeds
1 1/3 c buttermilk
1/3 c light mayonaise
1/3 c mayonaise
1/3 c vinegar
5 cloves garlic
3 T fresh chives
3 T fresh parsley
3 T fresh basil
3 T shallots
3 oz scallions
1 T black pepper
2 t chili powder
1/2 t cumin
2 t salt

Recipe Directions for Summer Tex-Mex Chop Salad

  1. Prepare dressing in advance (ingredients from buttermilk, down, and refridgerate at least 4 hours before tossing with salad. (makes 2+ cups of light ranch dressing)

  2. Grate red onion into the bottom of a large salad bowl.

  3. Slice red-skinned or yukon gold potatoes, squash, and carrots (or use baby carrots) 1/8-1/4" thick. Cut very young green beans to 2-3" lengths. (add fresh corn kernels if using fresh instead of frozen) Steam these until just tender and set aside to cool.

  4. Once cool, Toss these veggies with sliced cherry tomatoes and the grated onion, then add finely minced pickled jalapenos (add more or fewer jalepenos to taste). Add previously prepared light ranch dressing and toss well. Chill 2+ hours

  5. Just before serving, add baby spinach and toss well, either 1 plate at a time, or all together if you have a bowl big enough.

  6. Garnish with 1/2 oz toasted (and shelled) pumpkin seeds (called pepitas), or sunflower seeds if pepitas are not available.

  7. **Makes 10 x 1c servings of the chop veggie salad, plus spinach (about 2 c. of spinach.)

Categories

Vegetables, Appetizers, Salads, Side Dish, American-Southwestern

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 356.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
281
Calories from Fat
141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.7g
24%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Sodium
978mg
41%
Potassium
1092mg
31%
Total Carbohydrates
30.3g
10%
Dietary Fiber
7.1g
28%
Sugars
8.1g
Protein
9.7g
Vitamin A 221% Vitamin C 75%
Calcium 15% Iron 28%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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