tex mex salad

Tex Mex Salad
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Tex Mex salad is one of my children’s favourite dinners! It has it all; colour, crunch and deliciousness! This is a dinner I make when we need something on the table fast!

🍴Makes: 4 – 5
🕒 Prep: 10 mins Cook : 20 mins


Nachos Layer

  • 1 packet corn chips
  • 1 cup grated cheese


  • 500g beef steak
  • 1 tabespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican seasoning
  • 425g canned corn
  • 425g red kidney beans
  • 1/2 iceburg lettuce
  • 1 red capiscum
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Coriander (optional)

Yoghurt dip

  • 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce


  • 1 avocado
  • ½ lime or lemon
  • 1 tablespoon coriander (optional)
  • dash sweet paprika (optional)




  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Place corn chips on oven tray and top with grated cheese (layer corn chips and cheese if tray is not large enough)
  3. Sprinkle some beef steak with Mexican seasoning and cut into slices
  4. Heat oil in pan on medium to high heat and cook steak 2-3 minutes each side (or to your liking)
  5. Remove meat from pan
  6. Add corn and beans and cook for 5 minutes
  7. Place nachos in oven and cook for 10 minutes
  8. Make guacamole by mashing avocado and mixing in lemon juice (mix in paprika and coriander if using)
  9. Make yoghurt dip by mixing yoghurt and sweet chili
  10. Chop lettuce, tomatoes and capsicum
  11. To make salad place diced iceberg lettuce on platter
  12. Top with tomatoes, capsicum, beans and corn
  13. Top with nachos
  14. Sprinkle with beef
  15. Sprinkle with coriander (if using)
  16. Serve with dips



Instead of using beef steak and seasoning, you can use BBQ chicken

Make this dish vegetarian by mixing black beans, a dash water and Mexican seasoning into the corn mix and leave out the beef

Try making your own chips out of mountain bread. Simply rip, bake for 10 minutes and use as corn chips

To make this dish Gluten Free use Gluten Free Mexican seasoning and Gluten Free corn chips



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