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.

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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.

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Mexican Salad Recipe

A simple salad with chicken, corn, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and parsley mixed into a homemade horseradish dressing. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 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.


Calories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 15gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 89mgPotassium: 643mgFiber: 3gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 3500IUVitamin C: 136.6mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1.4mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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

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