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Southwestern Taco Salad

Ingredients

for 1 serving

Dressing

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

Salad

  • 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, halved (175 g)
  • 1 cup
    tortilla strips (25 g)

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Preparation

  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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