My Texas Plate: Make a Mexican Salad as Big as Texas!

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Here’s a salad that will feed a crowd any night of the week or perfect for a celebration such as Cinco De Mayo!

Almost 3 feet of salad, now THAT’S a Statement!

Big salads are always in style! Make a Statement Salad to feed a crowd – or – just your family!

I have many over-sized cheese boards that I’ve been collecting over the years for parties, catering and such. These long boards make a perfect base for a salad. I had left over steak – marinated, chargrilled tenderloin beef to be exact.

Creating this salad is as easy as it looks and I really don’t have a specific recipe, although I have the ingredients below in recipe-form. Make it your own by adding your favorite ingredients, vinaigrette and protein.


My Texas Plate: Make a Mexican Salad as Big as Texas!
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Making a Statement salad is easy and impressive! No recipe required.
Recipe type: entree
Cuisine: Mexican salad
Serves: 8
  • Steak or Chicken: Leftovers are great for this!
  • Corn Kernels
  • Avocado slices
  • Black Beans, drained
  • Jalapeno peppers, Fresh or pickled
  • Sliced fresh mini-peppers
  • Queso Cotija Cheese or your favorite shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Field Greens - a big container
  • Purple Onions, sliced
  • Black Olives, sliced
  • Baby Tomatoes,sliced
  • Corn Nuts: use as croutons
  • Purchased Avocado Vinaigrette
  • Spicy Ranch Dressing for drizzling
  1. Pile Field Greens down the middle of the oversized cheese board
  2. Artfully layer the ingredients listed (or your favorite)
  3. Arrange slices of meat all around the salad
  4. Sprinkle with cheese and cornnuts
  5. Drizzle with Spicy Ranch
  6. Pass the Avocado Vinaigrette or any favorite salad dressing



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