Mexican Salad

By Gamalli Austin, DrPH, RD

Vegan Taco Salad





  1. Prepare the various components before assembling the salad.
  2. Prepare the Pico de Gallo and Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing (Recipe Below). Keep in fridge until ready to make.
  3. Drain and rinse the black beans using if using can beans.
  4. Cook the corn.
  5. Slice lettuce into manageable pieces.
  6. Dice the red pepper.
  7. Shred the cabbage.
  8. Slice the avocado.

To Assemble the vegan taco salad:

  1. Start by adding a generous layer of crispy lettuce to the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Next, add the following ingredients to make the salad look attractive and appetizing: black beans, corn, Pica de Gallo (fresh salsa), shredded red cabbage, sliced avocado, and diced red pepper, radishes.
  3. Garnish with fresh cilantro, lime slices, or jalapeño slices.
  4. Serve with creamy avocado cilantro dressing, corn chips, vegan shredded cheese, or vegan sour cream.