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Southwestern Taco Salad

Southwestern taco salad is a healthy and satisfying meal that is perfect for a summer lunch or dinner. It is filled with fresh vegetables, black beans, corn, and ground beef or turkey, and topped with a creamy cilantro dressing.

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Under 30 minutes

Southwestern Taco Salad

Under 30 minutes


for 1 serving


  • ½ avocado
  • ½ cup cilantro (25 g), chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ cup low-fat greek yogurt (140 g), plain
  • ⅓ cup water (80 mL)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon garlic
  • ½ tablespoon cumin


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 chicken breast, diced
  • ½ packet taco seasoning
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar jack (100 g)
  • 1 cup black beans (170 g)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cup corn (175 g)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (175 g), halved
  • 1 cup tortilla strips (25 g)


  1. To make the avocado cilantro lime salad dressing, combine all the ingredients for the dressing (avocado, cilantro, lime juice, greek yogurt, water, salt, garlic, and cumin) in a blender or food processor until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Pour 1 tbsp of oil into a pan and bring up to medium heat. Add the diced chicken breast and taco seasoning, stirring until all pieces are well-coated with the seasoning. Cook through and set aside.
  3. Assemble your salad with a bed of chopped romaine lettuce on the bottom. Then, lay out each topping (chicken, cheddar jack cheese, black beans, avocado, corn, cherry tomatoes, and tortilla strips) in rows or blend it all together.
  4. Top off with the avocado salad dressing and cilantro then serve immediately.
  5. Enjoy!
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Southwestern Taco Salad