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Summer Mexican Salad with Citrus Dressing


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  • Vinaigrette:
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup corn (fresh, frozen, or canned-rinsed and drained)
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup chopped purple cabbage
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 cup pre-cooked edamame
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp finely grated lime zest
  • 1/2 tbsp agave syrup or honey
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea Salt and Freshly cracked Pepper, to taste



Step 1

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the chopped sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Place sheet in the oven and roast for 20 minutes. Using a spatula, toss the sweet potatoes. Roast for an additional 15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender. Remove from oven and set aside.

2. Place chopped lettuce in a large bowl. Top lettuce with roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, tomatoes, corn, avocado, purple cabbage, cilantro, edamame, and green onion.

For the dressing: Combine the cumin, coriander, cayenne, orange juice, orange zest, lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a bowl. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.

Dress the salad as desired.


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