Tex-Mex Taco Salad

  • Active Time 30m
  • Total Time 30m

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.

ingredients

  • 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 large plum tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed (see Tips for Leftovers)
  • 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

directions

Combine salsa and sour cream in a large bowl.

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.

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.

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

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 9692

nutrition information per serving

343 calories; 13g total fat; 5g total saturated fat; 81mg cholesterol; 851mg sodium; 26g carbohydrates; 8g fiber; 32g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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