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Mexican Cobb Salad

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Mexican Cobb Salad is a fresh and healthy Mexican recipe! Great as a meal prep lunch or dinner. Add chicken, shrimp, or steak of desired. Topped with cilantro, tomato, egg, avocado, beans, onion, and more with a vinaigrette dressing.
A hand pouring cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing on top of a Mexican Cobb Salad

If you’re craving a salad that combines vibrant flavors, a variety of textures, and a touch of Mexican flair, then the Mexican Cobb Salad is the perfect dish for you.

This delightful salad takes the classic Cobb salad and infuses it with the bold and zesty ingredients that Mexican cuisine is famous for.

From the tangy lime dressing to the creamy avocado, every bite of this salad is a fiesta of flavors. Join us as we dive into this delicious recipe and learn how to create a show-stopping Mexican Cobb Salad that will satisfy both your taste buds and your appetite.

Top view of Mexican Cobb Salad on a counter with the toppings in rows on top of the lettuce

Why You Will Love This Recipe

The Mexican Cobb Salad seamlessly blends the freshness of crisp vegetables and herbs with the bold flavors of Mexican ingredients.

By incorporating traditional Mexican elements such as avocados, black beans, and cilantro, this salad becomes a vibrant celebration of both health and taste.

The combination of contrasting textures and complementary flavors creates a dish that is not only visually appealing but also incredibly delicious!

Want to add meat to your salad? Our Mexican Grilled Shrimp or Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken area great additions!

This salad is vegetarian and gluten free.

Top view of Mexican Cobb Salad in a shallow bowl with grilled chicken on top sitting on a counter

Ingredients

These are the ingredients you need for this Mexican salad recipe:

  • Romaine – I love the combination of nutrition and crunch in romaine but you can use other lettuce as desired.
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Tomatoes – anything from cherry to large beefsteak will work!
  • Red Onion – you can soak the cut onion in cold water if you want to remove some of the sharp bite
  • Black Beans
  • Avocado
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese – or any cheese of choice! See the Modifications and Substitutions section below for some ideas of other cheeses to use.
  • Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette Salad Dressing – This homemade Mexican salad dressing is a favorite of mine! But you can also use another vinaigrette, ranch, or Mexican flavored dressing as desired.

There are MANY other options of ingredients you can add. See the Modifications and Substitutions section below for some ideas!

Equipment

This is the equipment you need for this Mexican salad recipe:

  • Measuring Cups
  • Large Bowl
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
A hand pouring cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing on top of a Mexican Cobb Salad

Instruction Overview

Chop all of your ingredients as desired.

Have your eggs cooked and any meat, if you want to add it, cooked as well and ready to go.

Combine all of the salad ingredients together.

Toss with the salad dressing.

Serve!

Modifications and Substitutions

You can add SO many different Mexican inspired ingredients based on what you love! Option include radish, corn, sunflower seeds, pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds), crunchy tortilla strips or chips, jicama, or anything else you can think of!

Our Mexican Grilled Shrimp or Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken area great meat additions!

You can skip all of the cilantro if you are not a fan however it brings great flavor and freshness!

Mexican Cobb Salad with avocado, black beans, tomato, cheese, egg, and onion on top of lettuce in rows

Kim’s Tips

Avoid a soggy salad by not assembling until you are ready to eat.

Make in advance by storing the toppings, lettuce, and dressing separately and then mixing together when you are ready.

FAQs

What makes it a Cobb salad?

The most noteworthy elements of a cobb salad are including hard boiled eggs and lots of mix ins!

What’s the difference between Cobb and Chef’s salad?

A chef salad typically incorporates a couple deli meats (turkey and ham).
A bowl of Mexican Cobb Salad with sliced chicken on top sitting on a counter
Top view of Mexican Cobb Salad with avocado, black beans, tomato, cheese, egg, and onion on top of lettuce in rows
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A hand pouring cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing on top of a Mexican Cobb Salad

Mexican Cobb Salad

Mexican Cobb Salad is a fresh and healthy Mexican recipe! Great as a meal prep lunch or dinner. Add chicken, shrimp, or steak of desired. Topped with cilantro, tomato, egg, avocado, beans, onion, and more with a vinaigrette dressing.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Chicken/Turkey, Summer, Vegetarian
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 salads
Calories: 343kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

Prepare Ingredients

  • Wash and chop your lettuce to desired size.
    1 head romaine lettuce
  • Wash and chop tomato into large chunks.
    1 large tomato
  • Chop hard boiled eggs.
    2 hard boiled eggs
  • Thinly slice red onion.
    ¼ red onion
  • Drain and rinse black beans.
    ½ cup black beans
  • Dice avocado.
    ½ avocado

Assemble Salad

  • When ready to serve, in a large bowl combine the lettuce, fresh cilantro, tomato, egg, red onion, black beans, avocado, and cheese.
    ½ bunch fresh cilantro, ¼ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Add salad dressing.
    ¼ cup Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
  • Toss to combine and serve.

Notes

This makes two decent sized salads, or four side salads.
Use more or less of any ingredient as desired.
Add or swap for other add-ins such as cotija cheese, cheddar, crunchy tortilla strips or tortilla chips, corn, radish, and more.
Add our Cilantro Lime Chicken or Mexican Grilled Shrimp if you want meat! Nutrition does not include meat additions.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (without meat) | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 199mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 1490mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 28600IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 265mg | Iron: 5mg
By on August 21st, 2023

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