Mexican Salad with Tortilla Croutons

Serves 4, 10 minutes preparation, 12 minutes cooking

Fresh and tasty Mexican salads make a lovely accompaniment to your favourite Mexican main.


  • 3 flour tortillas, cut into crouton-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Cajun or Mexican seasoning mix
  • 1 iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 400g can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 200g pack cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 avocados, stoned, peeled and sliced
  • juice 1 lime
  • ½ bunch coriander, leaves only


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. 
  2. Place the tortilla pieces on a baking tray, lightly coat in the oil and the seasoning mix, then cook for 10-12 mins until crisp. 
  3. In a large bowl, toss the iceberg, beans and tomatoes. Toss the avocado in the lime juice and add to the bowl.
  4. Drizzle over your chosen dressing and toss to coat all the ingredients. Top with the croutons and coriander, then serve.

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