Taco Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Taco salad recipe? Learn how to make Taco salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sharrio

Makes 4 servings



A super-quick blend of reduced-fat sour cream and salsa serves double duty as salad dressing and seasoning for the meat in our updated version of Tex-Mex taco salad. Depending on the type of salsa you use, the salad will vary in heat. We keep this version light with lean turkey, but lean ground beef (about 95%-lean) would also keep the nutrition marks reasonable. Just hold the deep-fried tortilla bowl and instead serve this salad with baked tortilla chips and wedges of fresh lime. Makes 4 servings (1 cup filling & 2 cups salad each)

Recipe Ingredients for Taco salad

1/2 cup prepared salsa
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound lean ground turkey, 93%-lean
2 large plum tomatoes, diced
14 ounce kidney beans, rinsed
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
8 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1/2 cup low fat Cheddar cheese, shredded

Recipe Directions for Taco salad

  1. Combine salsa and sour cream in a large bowl.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add turkey and cook, stirring often and crumbling with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans, cumin and chili powder; cook, stirring, until the tomatoes begin to break down, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in cilantro and 1/4 cup of the salsa mixture.

  3. Add lettuce to the remaining salsa mixture in the bowl; toss to coat. To serve, divide the lettuce among 4 plates, top with the turkey mixture and sprinkle with cheese.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 510.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
613
Calories from Fat
111
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.3g
19%
Saturated Fat
3.6g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
431mg
18%
Potassium
1928mg
55%
Total Carbohydrates
77.9g
26%
Dietary Fiber
19.0g
76%
Sugars
11.4g
Protein
52.2g
Vitamin A 37% Vitamin C 56%
Calcium 23% Iron 48%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
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