Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Chopped Taco Salad

I love a good chopped salad. With Portillos being my number one favorite. My second favorite would be a good homemade taco salad. They are so versatile and you can add whatever ingredients you would like and also make it as healthy as you'd like! This can also be made meatless or with seafood for those that follow Lent. 

Chopped Taco Salad
Serves 8
Cal 225, Carbs 10.7g, Fat 10.6g, Fiber 1.8g, Protein 18.2

1 pound lean ground beef or turkey (I used 93/7 lean turkey)
1 package taco seasoning
1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 cup fat free black beans, rinsed
1.25 cups reduced fat shredded cheddar jack cheese
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1/2 cup chopped green onion
2 -3 cups corn or tortilla chips
1/4 cup light catalina dressing 
sliced jalapenos and sour cream, for serving, optional

Cook ground beef until no longer pink. Add taco seasoning and simmer.

Meanwhile add lettuce to a large bowl and add in the cheese, tomatoes, olives, black beans, and green onion and toss well.

Next add the beef/ground turkey to the bowl along with the tortilla chips and toss. Drizzle Catalina dressing over the salad.  Serve with sour cream and jalapenos if desired. Enjoy!


  1. I love a good chopped salad too and this looks wonderful!

  2. Looks delish! Visiting from the Friday Flash Blog!

  3. Thanks for sharing your awesome Taco Salad with us today at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. I remember the day my mother made Taco Salad for the first time. I thought I died and went to heaven. Salad and tacos all together. What a winning combination! Taco Salad tastes like summer to me. My mom likes to serve it with corn on the cob. Thanks so much for sharing this with our Let's Get Real readers. Everyone should know how great Taco Salad is. I like your seafood suggestion as well. That sounds like a great idea!


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