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Taco Salad Recipe

Ditch the messy tacos and make this healthy taco salad recipe instead...loaded with delicious turkey taco meat, crunchy tortilla chips, cheese and more! Easy to prep and perfect for a meal prep lunch or dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: jar salad,, low carb, salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 419kcal
Author: Denise Bustard

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey (or ground beef)
  • 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning (or one package storebought)
  • 1 cup black beans (from a can; drained & rinsed)
  • 1 cup corn kerneals (from a can; drained & rinsed)
  • 1 cup tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 4 handfulls romaine lettuce (or iceberg; washed, dried & cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 cup tortilla strips

Optional

  • 1 avocado (peeled & chopped; optional)
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • guacamole

Instructions

  • Cook turkey over medium heat in a non-stick pan, breaking it up with a spatula. Cook for 7 or so minutes, until no pink remains.
  • Drain the pan from grease or liquid if necessary.
  • Add 2/3 cup of water to the pan with the taco seasoning. Cook, stirring frequently until sauce is bubbly and thickened and meat is evenly coated.
  • Remove pan from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Combine all ingredients and divide between four bowls.
  • Enjoy!

Video

Notes

For meal prep
Store in a quart-sized meal prep container and layer in the following order:
  • condiments at the bottom
  • taco meat
  • black beans
  • corn
  • tomatoes
  • romaine lettuce at the top
*omit the avocado and tortilla chips or add just prior to serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of batch | Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 897mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 825IU | Vitamin C: 11.4mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 2.6mg