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mexican salad platter

Mexican Salad Platter

Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine global vegetarian, Mexican
Servings 4 people


  • 1.5 cups cooked beans black beans or small kidney beans
  • 1.5 cups cooked corn see notes
  • 1 cup ​finely chopped onions​
  • 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes seeds discarded
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 2 medium avocados stone discarded and cut into cubes
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 tbsp ground roasted cumin seed
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped coriander
  • 1/4 cup sour cream optional / omit for Vegan
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika optional


  • To prepare the Rainbow Mexican Salad Platter, start by dousing the cubed avocados generously with lemon juice as soon as you cut it.
  • In a large platter, arrange the beans, corn, onion, tomato, bell pepper and avocados.
  • Set out the seasonings, coriander, sour cream and paprika in small bowls.
  • You can either mix everything together in a large bowl to make a big batch of Mexican salad for a crowd or allow guests to mix their own salad. You can also set out all the salad components such as beans, corn and veg in separate bowls.


Use black beans or small sized kidney beans in the Mexican Salad Platter. You can also substitute part or whole of the beans with a grain like quinoa.
Use a mix of red and green bell peppers if you want to avoid tomatoes
For added crunch, crush some nachos over the top of the mixed salad