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Healthy Taco Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

All the flavors of tacos in a healthy salad with a tasty cilantro-lime vinaigrette!
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Healthy Taco Salad
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 599kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

  • 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Salad

  • 8 cups mixed greens
  • 2 cups cooked dark red kidney beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1 2.25 oz can sliced black olives
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and sliced

Instructions

  • Heat a grill pan (or heavy skillet) over medium-high heat.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl combine chicken tenders with olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.
  • Cook chicken in grill pan until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Make your cilantro lime vinaigrette by placing cilantro into a food processor or blender. Add in olive oil, lime juice, and red wine vinegar. Blend until pureed into a pourable sauce, about 1 minute.
  • Put rinsed salad greens into a bowl. Top with bean mixture, corn, onion, olives, tomatoes, and avocado. Serve topped with chicken and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.

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Nutrition

Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 1475mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 40.5% | Vitamin C: 61.8% | Calcium: 7.5% | Iron: 27.6%