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
Classic taco ingredients plus a flavor-packed sauce turn a simple dish into something spectacular.
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.
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Wrap up traditional taco fillings in a lettuce leaf for a handheld taco salad.
For a spicier version of this pretty, tiered salad, use Monterey Jack cheese with peppers.
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Taco salad comes together quickly when crisp lettuce is topped with seasoned ground beef and beans, cheese, tortilla chips, and zesty tomatoes.
Leftovers from this hearty ground beef and bean fiesta create a satisfying bowl of Southwestern-style soup for another meal.
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.
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.
Don't miss out on south-of-the-border favorites--treat yourself to Taco Salad done light. It has 75% less sat fat, 61% less fat, and 60% more fiber than the original recipe.
Using lean ground beef and no-salt added beans helps make this main dish salad healthier than the typical restaurant version.