Vegetable Salad

This Southwestern Chopped Vegetable Salad tastes so fresh and delicious. It’s an excellent dish dish.

Organic Kitchen Garden

Preparing nutritious meals is made easier with access to an organic kitchen garden. Craving a Southwestern salad I saw, I made a trip to the grocery store and loaded up on organic vegetables. My home garden already had yielded many ripe Roma tomatoes and some corn.

Gardening Reminders of Loved Ones

Vegetable gardening is good for nutritious reasons, but gardening reminders of loved ones is therapeutic.

The first time I grew corn in the garden was one of the most rewarding things I’ve done. I actually was sprised after I planted the seeds and saw corn grow. (I grew up around the best gardeners, but I still have much to learn.).

When checking the height of the stalks and looking inside them to see real cobs of corn, I felt like an elated child. It’s in times like this that I miss calling my mother to share the excitement because she, the experienced vegetable gardener, would laugh with me about it.

Steps to Make a Chopped Vegetable Salad

Making the chopped vegetable salad was just as much fun as eating it. The preparation of the vegetable salad began with chopping the lettuce.

Southwestern vegetable salad
Romaine Lettuce

Next, add garden Roma tomatoes.

Garden tomatoes
Organic Roma Tomatoes

Add an orange bell pepper.

bell peppers
Orange Bell Pepper

Green onions go well in this dish, too.

Green Onions

And most definitely, organic garden corn makes the Southwestern Chopped Vegetable Salad exceptional.

Organic Garden Corn

Additional Ingredients for a Pop of Flavor

You’ll need additional ingredients to give this salad its pop of flavor. Top the salad with black beans and any other veggies you prefer. To make the salad like I did, you’ll also need an avocado, cilantro, and lime dressing and include flavored vinegar.

I used a blend of three types of vinegar: Coconut, Balsamic, and White Distilled. The dressing recipe that inspired mine had Greek yogurt. However, sour cream works great.

The best part was the corn. One of my brothers (he learned gardening tips from our dad) told me that you can eat tender, sweet corn that is raw. I tried it and it definitely was tender. However, I boiled both ears of corn for ten to fifteen minutes then shaved the corn off for the salad.

Corn on the cob
Tender, Raw Garden Corn

If you love chopped vegetable salads and nutritious raw veggies, try this recipe:

Chopped Vegetable Salad

Enjoy a refreshing salad full of colorful chopped veggies

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Author Angie Horn


  • 1 head Romain lettuce
  • 12-15 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup green onion
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons Orange Crush Champagne Mimosa White Vinegar you can use any flavor of white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Vinegar or any other flavor vinegar you have on hand
  • 2 ears corn
  • 1 can black beans, drained


  1. Chop the lettuce, tomatoes, bell pepper, and green onion and add to a bowl.

  2. Add yogurt, lime, and vinegar to the vegetables and stir well.

  3. Shave the corn off of the two cooked corn cobs and add to the vegetable mixture.

  4. Add drained black beans and stir the mixture well.

Check out my other salads like the Rainbow Salad:

Rainbow Salad
Rainbow Salad for Kids

And try out this Broccoli and Cauliflower salad:

broccoli and cauliflower salad
Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

The broccoli and cauliflower dish is a pasta salad and a delicious one.


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  1. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a wonderful day and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

    1. Author

      Thank you for the honor, Miz Helen! I love your website. It’s always a pleasure to visit and see all the fun recipes.

  2. That salad looks very good. Congrats on the corn from your garden.

    1. Author

      Thanks, Jenna. I loved it with the corn. The fresh vegetable salad tasted wonderful, especially on a hot summer day.

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