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Wednesday, July 25 2012

This version of the chain-restaurant favorite has fresh flavors and a healthy nutritional profile. Vary the heat by varying the type of salsa you use. Baked corn tortilla chips and lime wedges are natural accompaniments.


Tex-Mex Taco Salad
Recipe from 
Servings: 2 servings
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
    1/2  cup  prepared salsa
     tablespoons  reduced-fat sour cream
    1/2  teaspoon  canola oil
       small onion , chopped
     cloves  garlic, minced
     ounces  lean ground beef or turkey
       large plum tomato, diced
    1/2  cup  canned kidney beans, rinsed (see Tips for Two)
     teaspoon  ground cumin
     teaspoon  chili powder
    1/8  teaspoon  salt, or to taste
     tablespoons  chopped fresh cilantro
     cups  shredded romaine lettuce
    1/4  cup  shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Combine salsa and sour cream in a large bowl.
Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add beef (or turkey) and cook, stirring often, until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomato, beans, cumin, chili powder and salt; cook, stirring, until the tomato begins to break down, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in cilantroand 2 tablespoons of the salsa mixture.
Add lettuce to the remaining salsa mixture and toss to coat. Divide the lettuce between 2 plates, top with the cooked meat and sprinkle with cheese.

Tips for Two: Refrigerate leftover beans for up to 3 days. Toss with a green salad or into soup for extra protein; mash with garlic powder and chopped fresh herbs for a quick dip.
nutrition information
Per serving: Calories 343, Total Fat 13 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Monounsaturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 81 mg, Sodium 851 mg, Carbohydrate 26 g, Fiber 8 g, Protein 32 g, Potassium 737 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 150%, Vitamin C 70%, Iron 25%. Exchanges: Starch 1,Vegetable 2,Lean Meat 4 Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet 
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