The EatingWell Taco

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 15m

6 servings, 2 filled tacos each

Building the perfect taco is a very personal task—cheese under meat, cheese on top, no cheese at all? This is just our recommendation.


  • 12 EatingWell Crispy Taco Shells
  • Lean & Spicy Taco Meat (see recipe link)
  • 3 cups shredded romaine lettuce (see recipe link)
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup prepared salsa
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion

Companion recipe: EatingWell Crispy Taco Shells Lean & Spicy Taco Meat


To assemble, fill each taco shell with (in any order): a generous 3 tablespoons taco meat, 1/4 cup lettuce, 1 tablespoon cheese, 1 tablespoon tomato, 1 tablespoon salsa, 1 teaspoon onion.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 9253

nutrition information per serving

261 calories; 5g total fat; 1g total saturated fat; 38mg cholesterol; 582mg sodium; 31g carbohydrates; 5g fiber; 24g 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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