Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

This Healthy Taco Salad Recipe 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

And perhaps best of all, you can make this low calorie taco salad as meal prep lunches of dinners!

We like to make extras just for the reason… Make some for dinner tonight, then when you go to clean up after dinner the meat will be cool enough to assemble your meal prep meals for the rest of the week with leftovers!

This Healthy Taco Salad Recipe is just 364 calories, and can be made meaty or vegan!

Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make low calorie taco salad with beans at home.

From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card. You’ll even find a video, nutrition label, vegan swaps and more in the sections below!

To make this taco salad easy, we’ve supplied you with the following sections.

Read through them for helpful resources, or skip ahead to the recipe card.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in my email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this taco salad low carb recipe to Pintrest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list for taco salad ingredients, dressing, and toppings…

Ingredients for Taco Salad

We used lean ground beef to make this homemade taco salad recipe. But you can choose turkey, chicken, or even planet based crumbles.

These ingredients to taco salad are versatile, and swaps have been noted to make this a vegan taco salad should you desire to do so.

You can even make the dressing for taco salad vegan with the help of cashew yogurt, or your favorite vegan yogurt.

Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

Shopping List for What Goes in Taco Salad:

Taco Salad Dressing:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this low calorie beef taco salad you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for this taco salad bowl can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make taco salad and dressing for Mexican salad…

How to Make Taco Salad Homemade

This easy taco salad recipe can be made in just 15 minutes, from start to finish!

As we noted above, this is one of our favorite meal prep lunches and dinners. Here’s directions on meal prepping taco salad…

How to Meal Prep Mexican Salads:

  1. Choose number of servings you want to make (there’s a button for that in the recipe card) we like to make 8 servings, some for dinner tonight and use the leftovers for meal prep.
  2. Make the taco meat as directed and cool completely (if you make as dinner and use leftovers for meal prep, just let it cool while you enjoy dinner).
  3. Skip adding the dressing to the meal prep containers, instead place in individual containers or a mason jar.
  4. Add the avocado at the last minute to avoid browning, or toss avocado in extra lime juice to stop browning.
  5. Will hold in the fridge for 3-4 days.

How to Make Taco Salad Healthy:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the meat or plant based crumbles. Cook and crumble until mostly cooked (about 5 minutes).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Add the lettuce, tomatoes, corn, and Mexican salad dressing to a large bowl. Toss well to combine.
  5. 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.
  6. Serve hot or cold.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for the best healthy taco salad recipe…

Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

This is hand’s down the best healthy Mexican Taco Salad Recipe ever! I made a similar salad with Rachael Ray, and even supplied you with a video below of us making it.

You can use whatever meat (or plant based crumbles) you like, we used beef and have noted that in the nutrition and calorie section below.

Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

The BEST Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

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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!
We 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 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course dinner, lunch, meal prep
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 364 kcal

Ingredients
  

Taco Salad Dressing:

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Video

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 3cupCalories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 22.6gProtein: 34.2gFat: 16.3gSaturated Fat: 4.9gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 302mgPotassium: 765mgFiber: 7.3gSugar: 6.6gCalcium: 98mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Mexican Food, Salad
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Nutrition and Calories in Taco Salads

The nutrition and taco salad calories are based off of using 90% lean ground beef. If you choose to use turkey, chicken, or plant based crumbles the calories will be slightly lower.

Serving size is about 3 cups of salad… that’s a BIG salad! And to make sure you get to 3 cups, get a head of romaine, not a romaine heart (which is just the inner part). This will bulk up the salad and supply you with more to eat!

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating it is our goal to make you healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

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