Mexplosion Salad

Photography by: Johnny Miller
This lighter version of the taco salad packs in the flavor with fresh herbs, toasted sunflower seeds, black beans and corn.
Mexplosion Salad


2 ounces black beans, cooked
1 ounce corn kernels, grilled
3 baby tomatoes, halved
1⁄2 ounce red onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, minced
Dash of Tapatio hot sauce
3 ounces mixed baby greens
1⁄2 ounce sunflower seeds, toasted
1∕5 avocado, thinly sliced
11⁄2 tablespoons lemon juice
Drizzle of chipotle BBQ sauce

Nutrition Facts

Serves 1. Per serving: 334 calories, 13.5 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 12 g protein, 48.5 g carbohydrates, 12.5 g fiber, 421 mg sodium


1. In a small bowl, toss black beans, corn kernels, tomatoes, red onion and cilantro with a dash of Tapatio sauce.
2. Combine black bean mixture with the rest of the ingredients and toss with lemon juice and BBQ sauce.
3. Serve immediately.