Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Chipotle Dressing


Chopped Chipotle Mexican Salad

For some reason salads seem to be thought of as a summer thing.  I get it, you don’t have to heat up the house.  It is cold and refreshing on a hot day.  But a good salad should be enjoyed year round.  Personally, I find something about chopped salads to be so appealing.  Everything is chopped up into small pieces.  It is easy to get a little bit of everything in each bite.  And if it has Mexican flavors, than all the better!

Chopped Chipotle Mexican Salad

I think we can all agree that the dressing is what really makes the salad.  Sometimes you want a thick and creamy dressing, but you don’t want to have 1000 calorie salad.  Well, I have a creamy chipotle dressing that is perfect for a salad, and is still low in calories.  It has a light sour cream base, so you know it is creamy.  You could even use plain Greek yogurt if you wanted to bump up the protein.  My husband will freely admit that the only reason he will eat a salad is because he wants dressing.  If it was socially acceptable to just eat Ranch or Thousand Island with a spoon, I am pretty sure he would!

Chopped Chipotle Mexican Salad

The best part of making salad at home is you get to pick what toppings you add.  I go for chicken, avocado, tomatoes, corn, a little red onion, and then something crispy.  I had crispy tortilla strips, but I forgot to add them for the pictures.  You could use black beans or pinto beans, add black olives, sour cream, cheese or whatever your taste buds are calling for.  It really is up to you.

Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Chipotle Dressing

Yields 4

Creamy chipotle dressing tossed with chopped lettuce and other Mexican ingredients.

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 3 Tbls fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2/3 cup light sour cream
  • 1 Tbls chipotle in adobo, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 fresh lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Salad
  • Chopped Romaine lettuce
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and choped
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Diced avocado
  • Diced red onion
  • Corn kernels


  1. To prepare the dressing mix all of the ingredients in a bowl, and stir until well combined.
  2. To prepare the salad toss all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with the dressing, and toss to coat.
  3. Serve immediately


Adapted from Cooking Light



  1. I have such a hard time eating salads. Not because I don’t like them, I do! I just always seem to waste half the ingredients I bought by not eating them fast enough (the trials of cooking for one), or having too much of certain things. But this sounds so good!

  2. I must make this, just for the dressing! I love anything with Chipotle!

  3. Ohh, this sounds delish!

  4. I’m terrible about eating salads at home, mostly because I’m too lazy to make them… But I can totally handle this one, and it even sounds like it’d be nice and filling!

  5. I’m definitely a year-round salad person! And I love little bits of everything in my salad. It makes getting to the bottom of the bowl and scooping all that dressing coated goodness up so satisfying. This looks absolutely delicious, Erin.

  6. Love the sound of the chipotle dressing!

  7. Mexican flavors are one of my favorites and this salad with your dressing looks like a great dinner!

  8. What a great looking salad Erin! Perfect for a weeknight dinner.

  9. Your chicken doesn’t look plain. I am curious how you cooked and seasoned it. It looks so good.


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