Saturday, October 1, 2011

Healthy Taco Salad

When looking for new recipes whether on the internet, in cookbooks or magazines, I always find myself gravitating toward Mexican style foods. Maybe it is because these types of recipes seem to be so flavorful or because they go over well at our house. If you find yourself longing for Mexican cuisine, but want to stay on the healthier side than you will love this Taco Salad recipe.

If you eliminate the beef in this recipe you could make it vegetarian instead.

Healthy Taco Salad


1 lb 93/7 lean ground beef or ground turkey
1/2 onion + more if you would like some on top for serving
1 tsp garlic
3 tsp taco seasoning
8-10 oz yellow corn
14.5 oz can pinto beans or black beans
4-6 tbsp salsa
Salt and pepper as desired
Tortilla chips (homemade or storebought)
2 cups of shredded romaine or spinach lettuce
1 cup of tomatoes, diced
Shredded cheddar or monterey jack
Fat free sour cream
Guacamole or avocado spread

Brown ground beef with onions on medium heat. Add garlic when beef is almost brown.

Add taco seasoning, corn, pinto beans and salsa. If desired add salt and pepper. Simmer for about 15 mins.

Serve in bowls on top of tortilla chips with tomatoes, cheese, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole.

My husband and I also toss a few jalapenos on top because we like it a little spicy.