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Tex-Mex Taco Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Tex-Mex Taco Salad recipe? Learn how to make Tex-Mex Taco Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kmanos

Makes 3 servings



Good source of Protien Nutritional AnalysisPer serving Calories343 Carbohydrates26 g Protein32 g Fat13 g Saturated Fat5 g Cholesterol81 g Monounsaturated Fat3 g Dietary Fiber8 g Sodium851 mg Potassium737 mg Exchanges1 starch, 2 vegetable, 4 lean meat Nutrition BonusVitamin A (150% daily value), Vitamin C (70% dv), Zinc (30% dv), Iron (25% dv), Potassium (21% dv

Recipe Ingredients for Tex-Mex Taco Salad

1/2 cup prepared salsa
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 teaspoon canola oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces lean ground beef or turkey
1 tomato
1/2 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed (see Tips for Two)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
4 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Recipe Directions for Tex-Mex Taco Salad

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

  2. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add beef (or turkey) and cook, stirring often, until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomato, beans, cumin, chili powder and salt; cook, stirring, until the tomato begins to break down, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in cilantro and 2 tablespoons of the salsa mixture.

  3. Add lettuce to the remaining salsa mixture and toss to coat. Divide the lettuce between 2 plates, top with the cooked meat and sprinkle with cheese.

  4. Tips for TwoCanned BeansStorage: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.Uses: Toss with a green salad or into soup for extra protein; mash with garlic powder and chopped fresh herbs for a quick dip.

Categories

Beef, Main Dish, Mexican

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 289.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
349
Calories from Fat
101
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.2g
17%
Saturated Fat
5.0g
25%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
81mg
27%
Sodium
493mg
21%
Potassium
1098mg
31%
Total Carbohydrates
28.6g
10%
Dietary Fiber
7.3g
29%
Sugars
5.1g
Protein
34.6g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 16% Iron 33%
* 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
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  Good points
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
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