How to put together a stunning Rainbow Mexican Salad Platter
After much love for the Watermelon Feta Salad Platter fit for a party, here’s my second one in the Salad Platter Series. (And, there’s more to come in this series) This is one salad platter that combines colours, flavours and healthy ingredients to its fullest. I have blogged several Mexican vegetarian recipes and this one salad is sure to add that extra wow factor to your Mexican party menu.
Traditionally, Mexican dishes use black beans, but it is difficult to find them in India. You do get some canned varieties, which I have linked in the shopping section below. I prefer to use the small variety of kidney beans (Jammu Rajma) that is roughly the same size as the corn.
Using a whole bunch of other brightly coloured ingredients like corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, avocados (if you find the perfectly ripe ones) add so much colour to your platter.
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Chop all the ingredients to match the size of the corn and beans for that even look in this Mexican Salad Platter.
Roasted cumin seeds, coarsely pounded along with dried oregano provide a smoky and earthy flavour to the salad. If you can find smoked paprika or chipotle chillies in adobo sauce, go ahead and add some of it for a bigger flavour punch.
My top favourite things about this Mexican Salad Platter
- The fibre from the beans and vegetables keeps you filled up for long
- One serving of this salad gives us a good dose of healthy fats from the avocado
- This salad is absolutely loaded in vitamin C from the bell peppers and lemons
- If you use canned beans, it is almost a no cook salad
- It stays fresh for at least 2 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator with no danger of any wilted lettuce
Want ideas for a Vegetarian Mexican Themed Dinner Party?
- Pico de gallo
- Charred Corn Salsa
- Refried Beans
- Tostada Shells
- Multigrain Tortillas
- Loaded Nachos
- Mexican Salad Platter
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