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Mexican Cobb Salad Recipe

Are you planning a Mexican dinner party and need a great Mexican Cobb salad recipe? No Mexican dinner would be complete without having a great fresh salad to serve your guests. Try this featured recipe and be delighted when it steals the show with its fresh taste. Mexican Cobb salad is a fast and easy recipe that is sure to please. This is something that should suit all (or most) palates.

So imagine this scenario: your office is having a Cinco de Mayo potluck and you have been asked to bring a salad. However, you haven’t a clue what kind of salad would go well with enchiladas, beans, rice, and all the other traditional dishes of this Mexican theme. Well, what about a traditional Mexican Cobb salad? This is one of several salads served alongside Mexican food and calls for a root called jicama to offer a distinctive flavor and crunch. Jicama is a crisp sweet root vegetable that looks like a turnip but is in no way related.

Besides the delicious sweetness of the jicama this salad also calls for; shredded jack cheese, diced tomatoes, chopped romaine lettuce, kidney beans, crisp cooked bacon crumbles, cooked and chopped chicken, avocado and chopped red onion.

These ingredients, when prepared according to directions below, will help you prepare this scrumptious Mexican dish for your office party or in fact any other event. Your friends and co-workers will be asking you to share this wonderful recipe so they can make it for their families. Before long, everyone will know and love it!

Quick and Easy Mexican Cobb Salad
Summary: This south of the border take on Cobb salad is a lovely American/Mexican fusion dish with obvious Mexican elements like jicama and avocado. This is a very flavorful dish.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 6
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 cup shredded Jack cheese
  • 2 diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups shredded romaine
  • 6 crumbled cooked bacon slices
  • 1½ cups diced jicama
  • 1½ cups diced cooked chicken
  • 15 oz can kidney beans
  • 1 diced avocado
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • Extra-virgin olive oil and lime juice, as needed
  • Sour cream (optional)
  1. Layer the lettuce, beans, cheese and half the tomatoes in a salad bowl.
  2. Add the chicken, avocado, onion, tomatoes, jicama and bacon.
  3. Drizzle over some extra-virgin olive oil and lime juice, and serve immediately.
  4. Some people like sour cream on top, but you can offer that on the side perhaps.
There are 2 options when it comes to presenting a cobb salad - the first is arranging the ingredients in rows, while the second is simply piling all the ingredients on to the plate. The first way is more elegant perhaps. The second is speedier!

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Cobb salad is a classic dish and one you cannot improve upon, but if you are looking for something similar yet offering a Mexican touch, consider this Mexican take on Cobb salad. You still get the chicken, bacon, avocado, cheese and romaine, but instead of the egg you can expect kidney beans and jicama. The dressing used here is extra-virgin olive oil and lime juice, although you can swap the lime juice for either lemon juice or red wine vinegar if you want. The photo shows what the salad looks like when you toss the ingredients together, but arrange them in rows if you prefer a more traditional Cobb salad appearance.

Picture, recipes and/or content upgraded and edited: 03-30-16

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

Thanks for visiting,