Mexican Chopped Salad with Greek Yogurt Cilantro Lime Ranch and a Giveaway


Mexican Chopped Salad with Greek Yogurt Cilantro Lime Ranch | Cooking Classy

This has got to be the healthiest dinner I’ve ever eaten no doubt. I mean this is a salad without cheese that is actually amazingly delicious! It just a big bowl of incredibly fresh ingredients all tossed together and covered with a creamy Greek Yogurt Cilantro Lime Dressing and optional baked tortilla chips. So, what’s not to love? Not to mention it’s so easy to make, its mostly just a bunch of chopping really. Which is why today I’ve reached out to WÜSTHOF to partner with them to offer you the chance to win a set of your own top of the line cutlery!! With a salad like this your cutlery can make such a big difference.

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Mexican Chopped Salad with Greek Yogurt Cilantro Lime Ranch | Cooking ClassyMexican Chopped Salad with Greek Yogurt Cilantro Lime Ranch | Cooking Classy

Mexican Chopped Salad with Greek Yogurt Cilantro Lime Ranch

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Yield: About 6 servings

Mexican Chopped Salad with Greek Yogurt Cilantro Lime Ranch


  • 1 head romain lettuce, chopped
  • 2 ears corn (raw), kernels cut from cob
  • 4 mini (or 1 large) orange peppers, diced
  • 4 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 avocados (ripe but still slightly firm), diced
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • Tortilla strips, optional (recipe here
  • Dressing
  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt (I used whole)
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise (I used full fat)
  • 6 Tbsp milk (more or less as desired)
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro, very finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 2 - 3 pinches cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice


  • Toss all salad ingredients together in a bowl (I actually layered the lettuce on bottom first then other ingredients tossed together after that, either way it doesn't matter). Plate salad, then top with tortilla strips and Cilantro Lime Ranch.
  • For the Greek Yogurt Cilantro Lime Ranch:
  • Add all dressing ingredients to a mixing bowl then whisk until combined, add more milk/lime juice if desired for a thinner consistency. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.
  • Recipe Source: salad portion adapted slightly from The Cafe Sucre Farine, dressing - Cooking Classy

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How could this salad not be good with ingredients like these?

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This giveaway is sponsored by WÜSTHOF, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you WUSTHOF for partnering with me!


  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: That’s an awesome knife set and this salad is so great looking! I love those little corn chips on the side of the bowl and that dressing sounds delish! Pinned of course :) June 27, 2014 at 11:50am Reply

  • Jenny S: AWESOME! This is something I definitely need for my kitchen. June 27, 2014 at 1:24pm Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: Love this salad and the dressing! Need to make this soon! Fun giveaway, Jaclyn! June 27, 2014 at 2:44pm Reply

  • TrishInFL: This is all of my favorite things, all thrown into one big heaping pile, yum!! I can’t wait to try this, thank you! June 27, 2014 at 4:08pm Reply

  • Erma: Would love chopping with those knives. June 27, 2014 at 6:26pm Reply

  • Teresa: The salad looks amazing- so fresh and beautiful! Everything I have made from here has been so good. The cornbread pancakes with honey butter syrup were phenomenal! You have a lot of talent! June 27, 2014 at 8:15pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Teresa :)! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the recipes!! July 14, 2014 at 10:57pm Reply

  • Roseanne Winslow: They look nice and sharp!! June 28, 2014 at 6:53am Reply

  • Erin Ellis: Wow! That salad looks fabulous! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin June 28, 2014 at 6:56am Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Gorgeous salad, it looks so fresh and colorful for summer! June 28, 2014 at 1:56pm Reply

  • Natasha of Your dressing sounds incredible!! Pinned! And I’m super excited to enter your giveaway. How fun! :) June 28, 2014 at 8:22pm Reply

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.: I love all of those colors!! June 28, 2014 at 10:22pm Reply

  • Tatyana: Just discovered your website!!! Your pictures make me very hungry!!! Thank you for doing this and sharing your recepies with us!!! God bless!!! June 29, 2014 at 2:48pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your kind comment Tatyana :)! June 29, 2014 at 9:57pm Reply

  • Erren: Beautiful photos as always! Love the colors! I wish I was that good with a camera! June 30, 2014 at 6:59am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Erren :)! June 30, 2014 at 10:14am Reply

  • Nicole-Lynn: Oh wow that looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing! July 1, 2014 at 12:33pm Reply

  • Grace Miller: Folks, please do not comment on recipes if you have not made them first! The point of posting a review is to rate it, share your tips, etc.. Reading a comment from someone who has not made the recipe is a waste of everyone’s time. December 11, 2014 at 9:16am Reply

  • nora: like this!!! June 5, 2015 at 11:04am Reply

  • Lynn Sperry: Thank you so much for posting this amazingly fresh cool looking salad. I’m sitting in Arizona reading a book, it’s a hundred and six degrees outside in the beginning of June. I had a tweet from my daughter in law which made me look at my phone. I had sent her and her Mom a picture of your salad with the recipe for this week. I’ve never replied before to a Pinterest post, however, I feel the specially compelled to share with you how wonderful it is that you have a blog. It helps us cool off on this hot summer days.
    Lynn June 13, 2015 at 3:43pm Reply

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