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Mexican Cheese Salad
In this easy addition to your Healthiest Way of Eating enjoy the health-promoting anthocyanins found in black beans, which not only give them their beautiful dark coloration but provide you with protection against free radical activity.
Mexican Cheese Salad Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes

  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups or 1 15-oz can black or pinto beans (BPA-free), rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium avocado, cubed
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 2 oz low-fat cheddar cheese, grated
  • salsa, to taste
  • juice from lime wedges, to taste


  1. Chop lettuce and place on salad plate. Sprinkle beans, avocado, and tomato over lettuce.
  2. Top with cheddar cheese, your favorite salsa, and the juice of lime wedges.
Serves 2

Nutritional Profile

Mexican Cheese Salad
1.00 serving
(631.98 grams)
Calories: 397


 vitamin K259%

 vitamin A153%

 vitamin C107%






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Mexican Cheese Salad
1.00 serving
631.98 grams
Calories: 397

World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K233.46 mcg25911.8excellent
vitamin A1373.07 mcg RAE1536.9excellent
vitamin C80.11 mg1074.8excellent
folate316.98 mcg793.6excellent
fiber16.24 g582.6very good
protein22.74 g452.1good
molybdenum16.52 mcg371.7good
phosphorus219.17 mg311.4good
iron4.98 mg281.3good
calcium264.65 mg261.2good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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