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Skinny Taco Salad

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x

Description

This Skinny Taco Salad recipe is full of great color and flavor, and tossed with a Skinny Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette.


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Ingredients

Skinny Taco Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, washed and roughly chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved (if desired)
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves, loosely packed
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I used the 2% lowfat cheese)
  • 1 cup tortilla strips
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can black olives, drained
  • half of a small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • skinny cilantro lime dressing (see below)

Skinny Cilantro Lime Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. honey (optional sweetener)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

Instructions

To Make The Salad:

  1. Toss all salad ingredients together until combined, or serve “rainbow-style” lined up on top of the lettuce. Drizzle and toss with honey lime vinaigrette and serve.

To Make The Dressing:

  1. Add cilantro, orange juice, lime juice, honey, cumin, salt and pepper to a food processor or blender and pulse until combined. Gradually stream in the olive oil while pulsing until combined.