Cinco De Mayo Salad Recipe -
Cinco De Mayo Salad Recipe
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Cinco De Mayo Salad

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"This salad is a fixture at my annual Cinco De Mayo party and is delicious with bar-b-que year-round. Salud!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    3 hrs 20 mins


  1. Place cilantro, yogurt, red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shallots, anchovies, jalapeno, and lemon juice in a blender; blend until smooth.
  2. Slowly drizzle olive oil into the yogurt mixture while blending until oil is emulsified; season with salt and black pepper. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours to overnight.
  3. Toss salad greens, grape tomatoes, black beans, red bell pepper, corn, croutons, and 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese together in a large bowl.
  4. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Salad may be assembled the night before; however, add croutons and dressing immediately before serving.

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May 12, 2012

Made for our Cinco de Mayo gathering: The reviews from everyone was “Santo Guacamole!” (Holy Guacamole!) This is SO delicious! I made it exactly as written with no changes or substitutions. It’s perfect, delicious and filling. This is my new favorite salad. I made it for May 5th, and I’ll make it for July 4th, August 3rd, September 2, and October 1st. Absolutely LOVE this salad!!!

Apr 21, 2013

Savvy's recipe was recommended to me by our friend, Candice, and I'm ever so thankful! Shared it with about 20 other AR friends at Marianne's Sauza Tequila party yesterday. A real homerun! You will be amazed with the dressing and fresh blend of veggies. Like Bibi, I used 1 lb of spring greens and that was perfect. I agree with Christine that it puts me in mind of a Mexican Caesar salad. Thanks again, Savvy!


10 Ratings

May 05, 2012

This colorful salad is a beautiful presentation, and it is a creative and tasty combination of ingredients. Served for a dinner party, I followed the recipe exactly except for one thing. I used 1 pound of salad greens, and this made 8 generous salads. I love it when folks ask for the recipe, in my book, that makes it a winner! Thanks, Saveur!

Dec 02, 2013

Outstanding salad recipe that is loaded with flavor! I (We) loved everything about this salad and the dressing works as a wonderful stand-alone dressing. I've made the dressing two additional times, just to have on a simple lettuce salad. I admit to 2 changes in the recipe. I use anchovy paste in the dressing rather than fillets as I always have the paste on hand. Also, I had to use frozen corn, but it was fresh off-the-cob corn that I had froze. I made this for my son and DIL's Couples Wedding Shower and it was a huge hit. I came home with an empty bowl and no dressing left. :o) Fantastic recipe Savvy - thanks for sharing.

May 01, 2012

DELICIOUS, but I expected nothing less... The dressing is fantastic! I made it the night before to allow the flavors to blend thoroughly. I loved everything going on in this salad...the crunch form the lettuce, peppers and croutons, the sharpness of the parm cheese, the savory black beans and the sweetness of the corn (I used canned), combined w/ the dressing, mmmm... Oh, and I added some vidalia onions in there too. All of the flavors blended beautifully! This really did remind me of a 'Mexicen Caesar Salad'. I will def be making this again and's so fun, festive and refreshing! Thanks, Saveur, for sharing this! :)

Dec 07, 2013

This salad looks and taste wonderful! The salad dressing is full of flavor and so delicious! The combination of ingredients lends itself to a very healthy and tasty salad! Thank you Saveur so much for sharing as this will be a regular in our home!

May 16, 2014

Oh my! I just finished the dressing and I'm already in love. This is such a bright and vibrant! Yummmmm! Can't wait to finish the entire dish tonight!

Apr 28, 2013

We just loved the combination of flavours in this recipe. Will do agian.


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  • Calories
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 22.4 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 5.9 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 6.9 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 249 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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