Taco Salad

Main Dishes | Quick & Easy | Salads | No Added Sugars | High in Fiber | WIC Friendly

It doesn’t have to be Taco Tuesday to enjoy this zesty salad. 

Taco Salad
4
Servings
15 minutes
Total Time
$2.28
Cost per serving
Temperature: Medium
Serving size:1 cup salad + 1 cup taco filling
Prep time:5 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Total time:15 minutes
Equipment:

Large bowl

Skillet/frying pan

Small bowl

Paper towels

Can opener

Colander or strainer

Utensils:

Wood spons or spatula

Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil

1 pound ground turkey, extra lean

1 small onion, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces

1 packet low-sodium taco seasoning OR 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon cumin, 1 teaspoon onion powder and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 15 ounce can pinto or black beans, rinsed and drained

3/4 cup salsa

4 cups salad greens, torn into small pieces

2 tomatoes, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

1/2 cup green pepper, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

1. Before you begin, wash your hands, surfaces, utensils, produce, and tops of cans.

2. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add ground turkey, onion and taco seasoning. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, break meat apart into small pieces. Cook thoroughly until meat is no longer pink, about 6 to 8 minutes.

3. Add beans and salsa to skillet and gently mix to incorporate and cook 3 to 4 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. While meat is cooking, place salad greens, tomatoes and green pepper in a mixing bowl and toss gently.

5. When ready to serve, spoon meat mixture over salad greens and top with shredded cheese.

Tips

Leave taco meat on side until ready to serve.

Ingredients

What goes in Taco Salad?

Black Beans
Black Beans
Green Leafy Vegetables
Green Leafy Vegetables
Sliced Tomatoes
Sliced Tomatoes
Pinto Beans
Pinto Beans
Chopped Onions
Chopped Onions

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

CALORIES
530
TOTAL FAT
20g
SODIUM
1160mg
TOTAL CARBS
45g
PROTEIN
46g
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