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 ktarleton

Makes 2 servings



This version of the chain-restaurant favorite has fresh flavors and a healthy nutritional profile. Vary the heat by varying the type of salsa you use. Baked corn tortilla chips and lime wedges are natural accompaniments.

Recipe Ingredients for Tex Mex Taco Salad

1/2 cup 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 large tomato, diced
1/2 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed (see Tips for Two)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
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. This version of the chain-restaurant favorite has fresh flavors and a healthy nutritional profile. Vary the heat by varying the type of salsa you use. Baked corn tortilla chips and lime wedges are natural accompaniments.

  2. 1/2 cup prepared salsa

  3. 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream

  4. 1/2 teaspoon canola oil

  5. 1 small onion, chopped

  6. 2 cloves garlic, minced

  7. 8 ounces lean ground beef or turkey

  8. 1 large plum tomato, diced

  9. 1/2 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed (see Tips for Two)

  10. 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  11. 1 teaspoon chili powder

  12. 1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  13. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  14. 4 cups shredded romaine lettuce

  15. 1/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 494.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
532
Calories from Fat
151
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.8g
26%
Saturated Fat
7.5g
37%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
121mg
40%
Sodium
633mg
26%
Potassium
1746mg
50%
Total Carbohydrates
44.5g
15%
Dietary Fiber
11.3g
45%
Sugars
9.8g
Protein
52.0g
Vitamin A 45% Vitamin C 52%
Calcium 24% Iron 51%
* 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 phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
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