Taco Salad

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This taco salad is a healthy, kid-friendly dinner that's perfect for a warm summer night. It's full of fresh produce and beans.

Taco salad is one of my favorite healthy, family-friendly meals. I start with lettuce, beans, and tortilla chips, and I add a variety of vegetables along with salsa vinaigrette. If your children are particular about their vegetables, you can easily make the base salad and everyone can add in the vegetables they like.

This is a delicious no-cook meal for a warm summer night. It’s a great way to use up leftovers from taco night.

Taco Salad

This taco salad is a healthy, kid-friendly dinner that's perfect for a warm summer night.
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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:0 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes


  • 1 tbs rice vinegar
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs salsa
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup grated carrots (about 3)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 3 cups black beans seasoned to taste with taco seasoning
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 3 scallions diced


  • Add the rice vinegar, oil, and salsa to a small jar.  Shake to combine.
  • In a large salad bowl, toss together the remaining salad ingredients.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to cover evenly. Enjoy!

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 569mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3986IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3mg
Servings: 6
Calories: 272kcal
Cost: $.94 per serving

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Taco Salad Price Breakdown

This recipe costs a total of $5.66 to make, or $.94 per serving.  For less than a dollar per serving, you can enjoy this delicious, healthy salad as an easy summer dinner.

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  1. Annemarie,
    Looks lovely! I too like how individually customizable a taco salad can be–each person’s plate looks different, yet we all start out with the same base ingredients–no short order cooking required.

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