I am
Mexican salad
heartfoundation.org.au|Helpline 13 11 12

Mexican salad

12 minutes (20 minutes)
Serves 6 (as a side)
  • ½ iceberg lettuce (330g), finely shredded 
  • 400g punnet medley tomatoes, halved 
  • 420g no-added salt corn kernels, drained  
  • 1 carrot (150g), peeled and grated 
  • 2 green shallots, thinly sliced 
  • 1 avocado, cut into 1½ cm cubes 
  • Fresh coriander leaves, to garnish 
Dressing
  • ½ cup buttermilk 
  • 2 tbs chopped fresh coriander 
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice 
  • ½ tsp Mexican chilli powder  
  1. Place lettuce over the base of a large shallow bowl or platter.  
  2. Combine tomatoes, corn, carrot and shallots. Sprinkle over lettuce layer. 
  3. Top with avocado. 
  4. To make dressing, whisk buttermilk, coriander, juice and chilli powder in a jug.  
  5. Drizzle dressing over salad. Garnish with coriander leaves.  

 

Task for Kids 

  • Grate carrot (with adult supervision) 
  • Make dressing (Step 4) 
  • Drizzle dressing over salad and sprinkle with coriander leaves (Steps 4 & 5) 

Research Directory

Research Directory

Heart Health Check Toolkit

Heart Health Check Toolkit

MyMarathon

MyMarathon

MyMarathon

The fundraising race where you set the pace. Run, jog or walk MyMarathon at your own pace during October....

Italian recipes

Italian recipes

Italian recipes

Find heart healthy Italian recipes....

Research connect newsletter

Research connect newsletter

Research connect newsletter

The Research Connect Newsletter provides monthly updates on the Heart Foundation Research Program....

Support for young adults: Online events

Support for young adults: Online events

Support for young adults: Online events

Check back in for the latest updates on Supporting Young Heart events...

Heart Week

Heart Week

Paprika chicken with pumpkin and spinach salad

Paprika chicken with pumpkin and spinach salad

32 minutes
Serves 4

Key healthy eating messages for heart attack recovery 

Key healthy eating messages for heart attack recovery 

Key healthy eating messages for heart attack recovery 

Eating healthy foods can help you recover and reduce your risk of more heart problems. ...

WEBINAR | Navigating the latest updates on CVD prevention

WEBINAR | Navigating the latest updates on CVD prevention

Apricot & pecan muffin bars

Apricot & pecan muffin bars

Apricot & pecan muffin bars

30 minutes
Serves 8

Loaded veggie shepherds pie

Loaded veggie shepherds pie

Loaded veggie shepherds pie

1 hour
Serves Serves 4 (as a main meal)

Seafood recipes

Seafood recipes

Seafood recipes

Find heart healthy seafood recipes...

Strategic Grants

Strategic Grants

Strategic Grants aim to generate innovative and collaborative research in the areas of identified knowledge gaps or those deemed to be priorities of the Heart Foundation. ...

What's your BMI?

What's your BMI?

What's your BMI?

Are you within a healthy weight range for your height?...

The Heart Foundation Alumni Program

The Heart Foundation Alumni Program

The Heart Foundation Alumni Program

Stay connected with your research alumni community. ...

Christmas recipes

Christmas recipes

Christmas recipes

Find heart healthy festive recipes. ...

Physical activity resources for patients and consumers

Physical activity resources for patients and consumers

Physical activity information for professionals...

Confidential. Personal. Reliable.

Confidential. Personal. Reliable.

Confidential. Personal. Reliable.

Got a question about your heart?...

Heart Foundation recipes

Heart Foundation recipes

Heart Foundation recipes

Check out our recipe categories to find your next heart healthy meal....

The Heart Foundation Community

The Heart Foundation Community

The Heart Foundation Community

We need your opinion, experience and skills to help us improve the heart health of all Australians. ...

Driving and travelling after a heart attack

Driving and travelling after a heart attack

Driving and travelling after a heart attack

Explore our guide for driving and heart attack recovery. ...

What is angina?

What is angina?

What is angina?

Angina is a type of chest pain or discomfort that’s a symptom of an underlying heart problem, usually coronary heart disease (CHD)....

Feelings and emotions after a heart attack

Feelings and emotions after a heart attack

Feelings and emotions after a heart attack

This is a guide to how you might be feeling after a heart attack. ...

Find a cardiac rehabilitation service near you

Find a cardiac rehabilitation service near you

This cardiac services directory presents information on cardiac rehab programs offered across Australia....

Blood tests for heart disease

Blood tests for heart disease

Blood tests can measure the levels of substances such as blood fat to show if, and how much of, your heart has been damaged....

Register your cardiac service with the Heart Foundation

Register your cardiac service with the Heart Foundation

This cardiac services directory presents information on cardiac rehab programs offered across Australia....

Overcoming uncertainty: Bianca Beetham’s heart story

Overcoming uncertainty: Bianca Beetham’s heart story

Overcoming uncertainty: Bianca Beetham’s heart story

Bianca Beetham is 24 years old and lives in Sydney. She is currently waiting for her first open-heart surgery after being diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy five years ago....

Wholegrains and heart health

Wholegrains and heart health

Wholegrains and heart health

All you need to know about wholegrains to put you on the right track...

Endorsement of externally developed clinical resources

Endorsement of externally developed clinical resources