Mexican Salad Recipe (VIDEO)

A salad is always a good idea, it can be enjoyed as a side for lunch, dinner or served as a side for parties. Sometimes a side salad with lettuce can get boring, so, try this Mexican Salad Recipe. Chicken with corn, tomatoes, onions, sweet peppers mixed with a homemade honey dressing is amazing.

If you enjoyed this recipe, try this Crab Corn Egg Salad.

Mexican salad recipe in a bowl with a spoon.

mexican salad recipe-

This Mexican salad is definitely original and it was shared with me by my husband’s mom. This salad is one that was inspired by her. She made something like this and I was in love with the first few bites.

My mother-in-law adds beans in her Mexican salad and I do not like beans, at all. So, I just omitted them completely and the salad still tastes so good. If you like beans, add them! 🙂

Step by step pictures of ingredients for how to make Mexican chicken salad.

salad for parties-

This is a great salad to make for parties. The salad doesn’t get soggy quickly after the dressing is added so it’s a good option to have on the menu for potlucks.

The juiciness of tomatoes with corn, pepper, red onion, cooked chicken and a kick of parsley really give it kind of a Mexican taste. The dressing is so unique as well. The combination of honey with horseradish sauce, vinegar and oil is a bit unexpected but tastes wonderful!

can I prepare the salad in advance?

Yes, you may definitely prepare this Mexican Salad even the night before (just don’t mix the salad). Add the dressing before serving and mix.

Vegetable chicken salad in a bowl with all the ingredients.

how to make chicken vegetable salad?

  • Season and cook chicken breast.
  • Cook corn on the cob.
  • Slice the cherry tomatoes in half, cut the onion, onion, and pepper.
  • Prepare the homemade dressing.
  • Mix well and serve!

Up-close picture of vegetable salad recipe with a spoon, topped with pepper and greens.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: What’s your favorite salad with chicken?

Other great chicken salad recipes to try:

Mexican Salad Recipe

A simple salad with chicken, corn, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and parsley mixed into a homemade horseradish dressing. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Russian
Keyword: mexican salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 1 chicken breast, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 3 small sweet peppers, sliced thin
  • 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup corn. fresh or canned
  • ½ small red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley, or cilantro


  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp creamy horseradish sauce


  • Heat oil on med/high heat. Once hot, add chicken breast. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook 2-3 per side. Set aside to completely cool.
  • Meanwhile; slice peppers and red onion into thin short strands. Cut cherry tomatoes in half. Finely chop parsley.
  • Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing. Mix vigorously with a fork.
  • Pour dressing over the ingredients.
  • Refrigerate (covered) if not enjoyed immediately.


*A note on the dressing. You can adjust the measurements of each ingredient to your liking. I don’t like a real sharp taste of the horseradish so I don’t add too much. My mother in last prefers more so she adds more than I do and she adds more vinegar. Give it a try when you are done mixing and see what you think.
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 643mg18%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 3500IU70%
Vitamin C 136.6mg166%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

NOTE: This is an older recipe we are just updating with images and a video. 🙂

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  • CBETA 11/27/2016, 5:32 pm Link Reply

    Just wondering what kind of beans your mother-in-law used in this salad. My husband loves beans I want to try this with and without the beans and see what we like better.


    • admin 11/28/2016, 7:16 pm Link Reply

      Hi CBETA?.. First time she had it with canned garbanzo beans. Another time with canned white and red kidney beans. Those were really fun to pick out, haha. ? I’d love your feedback on which you liked better… Enjoy

  • Evelina 09/03/2015, 2:44 am Link Reply

    Do you think I can use fresh horseradish… what I am thinking of doing is to shred horseradish into vinegar and let it stand? Where do you take horseradish sauce, because here in Canada I have never seen one.

    • admin 09/03/2015, 1:50 pm Link Reply

      Honestly, I have never tried it and don’t know. You could try adding just a tiny bit without the vinegar, mixing and seeing how it tastes. All the horseradish does is just give it a bit of flavor. Did you know you can get it on Amazon? I added a link in the recipe. 🙂 Sorry prob not much help…

      • Evelina 09/04/2015, 2:54 pm Link

        Thank you very much Valentina, I actually found similar horseradish sauce, I am going to make this salad today I hope that my guests will enjoy it:) It looks so delicious!!! Yum!

      • admin 09/04/2015, 5:17 pm Link

        Yaay.. Have a great time, having guests over is so nice. Hope they enjoy it!:)..

  • Evelina 09/02/2015, 5:46 pm Link Reply

    Hello Valentina,
    I would like to do this salad for the weekends, and wondering what kind of horseradish do you add into this salad?

    • admin 09/02/2015, 8:01 pm Link Reply

      Hello Evelina,
      Any creamy horseradish sauce will work:). Oh I sure do hope you enjoy it..

  • M 07/28/2015, 11:25 pm Link Reply

    I just found this recipe and certainly will give it a try!

    • admin 07/29/2015, 10:26 am Link Reply

      M, Good choice. I think u will enjoy it.. 🙂

  • Tatyana 12/30/2014, 3:10 pm Link Reply

    Looks delicious! Thanks!

    • admin 12/31/2014, 11:24 pm Link Reply

      🙂 🙂 🙂

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