Mexican Taco Salad

Take everyone's favorite Mexican dish--tacos--and make it a healthy main salad. Bring a Mexican taco salad to your next cookout and watch it disappear.

See Popular Mexican Taco Salad Recipes

Beef Taco Salad


Classic taco ingredients plus a flavor-packed sauce turn a simple dish into something spectacular.

Total: 35 mins

Taco Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Everyone's favorite Mexican dish is equally delicious in salad form. The tortilla cups are the perfect choice for an edible bowl to hold the cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and taco sauce.

Spicy Taco Salad

Betty Crocker

Spice up your taco salad with this special recipe that has a pasta twist.

Total: 30 mins

Inside-Out Taco Salad Wraps

Betty Crocker

Wrap up traditional taco fillings in a lettuce leaf for a handheld taco salad.

Total: 30 mins

Layered Taco Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

For a spicier version of this pretty, tiered salad, use Monterey Jack cheese with peppers.

Zesty Weeknight Fare: Crunchy Chicken Taco Salad

Try this Crunchy Chicken Taco Salad for dinner this week and enjoy a light, yet satisfying Mexican-inspired meal.

Simple Taco Salad


Taco salad comes together quickly when crisp lettuce is topped with seasoned ground beef and beans, cheese, tortilla chips, and zesty tomatoes.

Total: 20 mins

Southwestern Chicken Taco Salad

Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken
Total: 25 mins

Green Chili Chicken Taco Salad

Ladies' Home Journal
Total: 30 mins

Zesty Beef Medley

Better Homes and Gardens

Leftovers from this hearty ground beef and bean fiesta create a satisfying bowl of Southwestern-style soup for another meal.

Taco Salad: Make the Takeout

The idea of eating the "bowl" your taco salad comes in is half the fun of ordering one at your favorite Mexican joint. Those curvy crisp tortillas cradling spicy meat, along with beans, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and a sprinkling of cheese are great one-dish meals, where, yes, the dish is edible. But even though they might have salad as part of their name, the taco salad you eat at the cantina or pick up to go often has a deep-fried shell and is loaded with fat (in the form of huge blobs of sour cream and beans refried in lard.

Beef and Bean Taco Salad


Using lean ground beef and no-salt added beans helps make this main dish salad healthier than the typical restaurant version.

Southwest Salad

Family Circle

Fiesta Taco Salad with Beans

Old El Paso

Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook shares a recipe! Here's a recipe keeper taco salad that's ready in 20 minutes!

Total: 20 mins

Turkey Taco Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Compared to the greasy dish served at many Mexican restaurants, this light Turkey Taco Salad is a dieter's dream. Instead of calorie-laden dressing, top with more tasty tomato salsa.

Total: 25 mins

Taco Salad


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.

Total: 30 mins
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