Clean Eating Taco Salad

taco saladTaco Salad is such an easy dinner to make with the foods you would normally find in your kitchen and spice cupboard.  No pre-planning required because you can just use what you have!  Try this recipe that takes the traditional taco salad and turns it healthy and full of nutritional goodness! Plus, it is VERY kid-approved in our house!

Clean Eating Taco Salad

Taco Meat:

1 lb Ground chicken

1/4 cup water

1.5 Tbsp The Mad Radish’s Homemade Taco Seasoning

Avocado Lime Dressing:

1 medium avocado

Juice of 1 lime

1/4 cup plain 2% greek yogurt

Salad Toppings:

Green leaf lettuce

Green Pepper, chopped

Red Onion, chopped

Low fat or soy cheese

Black beans

Mushrooms, sliced

Cherry tomatoes or chopped tomatoes

Salsa (if desired – we didn’t find it needed it!)

Something grain free and crunchy! Try my salt and pepper ranch zucchini chips

taco salad chickenIn a medium pan, cook ground chicken until there is no pink remaining.  Add the taco seasoning, mix well, then add 1/4 cup water and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until water evaporates, approx 5 minutes.

taco seasoning

Meanwhile, add dressing ingredients to a food processor (small ones work best for a small amount of ingredients!) and blend until smooth. It will be very thick so you will need to spoon it into the salad.

taco salad avocado lime dressing

Now just build your salad to suit your taste and mix well!  Enjoy!

Makes enough for 4 medium salads.

The Mad Radish says: This simple fresh dressing is also wonderful in other salads or as a dip with anything you can imagine!

The Snobby Wasabi says:  I always thought taco salad was soooo blue collar but this seems fit for a king… like me!


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