Low Calorie Taco Salad

Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

This Low Calorie Taco Salad is just 364 calories, and can be made with meat, or meatless for a vegan Mexican salad recipe!. Plus, you can make this recipe for healthy taco salad in just 15 minutes from start to finish.

Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb ground lean beef, turkey, chicken or plant based crumbles
  • 1 tablespoon Homemade Taco Seasoning (or store-bought)
  • 1 15-oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup frozen corn defrosted
  • 1 avocado diced
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheese (or Mexican cheese blend)
  • 4 tablespoons Greek Yogurt (optional)
  • 1 cup Protein Chips (optional)

Low Calorie Taco Salad

Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

Healthy Taco Salad Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: You can make this healthy recipe ahead of time and chill in the fridge for later. Combine all the ingredients in a storage container, mix well and cover. Then place in the fridge for later.
Storage: Will hold in the fridge for 5 days, does not hold well in the fridge.

Low Calorie Taco Salad Recipe

Low Calorie Taco Salad

Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

Low Calorie Taco Salad

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This Healthy Taco Salad Recipe can be made with beef, turkey, chicken, or even vegan! Making the 364 calorie salad great for all diets!
I even found you some protein chips to add to the salad should you desire the crunch without the guilt!
Special Tip: This Mexican Salad makes a great meal prep lunch or dinner! So make extras and store servings for lunches and dinners this week. Just add the avocado and dressing at the last minute to avoid browning and soggy salads.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course dinner, lunch, meal prep
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 364 kcal


Taco Salad Dressing:


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add the meat or plant based crumbles. Cook and crumble until mostly cooked (about 5 minutes).
  • Add in the taco seasoning, 1/4 cup of water, and the beans. Mix to combine and reduce to low to simmer for 5 minutes while you make the dressing and assemble the salads.
  • To make the dressing, add all of the ingredients to a medium bowl and mix together, adding more water 1 tablespoon at a time until it can drizzle off your spoon.
  • Add the lettuce, tomatoes, corn, and Mexican salad dressing to a large bowl. Toss well to combine.
  • Divide the salad between 4 plates, bowls, or meal prep containers. Top with cooked meat, avocado, cheese, Greek yogurt (it tastes like sour cream!) and if you desire, some protein chips.
  • Serve hot or cold.



Serving: 3cupCalories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 22.6gProtein: 34.2gFat: 16.3gSaturated Fat: 4.9gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 302mgPotassium: 765mgFiber: 7.3gSugar: 6.6gCalcium: 98mgIron: 4mg
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

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