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Healthy Taco Salad with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing // Tried and Tasty

There are so many things you can do with shredded chicken. I absolutely love keeping some on hand just for that reason. We have been enjoying all sorts of quick and delicious meals that are easy and tasty. I’ve been on a Mexican food kick lately it seems. This taco salad is the perfect lunch that can be prepared ahead of time for the perfect grab-n-go. Or, if you’d like to pair it with some chips and salsa and Mexican rice it would make the perfect dinner recipe as well. Either way, you are in for a great recipe! The creamy avocado cilantro dressing pairs nicely with the taco salad (almost but not quite resembling a popular restaurant dressing). It’s perfectly healthy yet delicious!

Healthy Taco Salad with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing // Tried and Tasty

Healthy Chicken Taco Salad
Serves 4
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299 calories
19 g
67 g
13 g
28 g
3 g
263 g
165 g
2 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
263g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 299
Calories from Fat 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
20%
Saturated Fat 3g
17%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 67mg
22%
Sodium 165mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 19g
6%
Dietary Fiber 7g
30%
Sugars 2g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A
111%
Vitamin C
20%
Calcium
10%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 5 c. chopped romaine lettuce
  2. 2 c. shredded chicken, seasoned with taco seasoning
  3. 1/2 c. canned whole kernel sweet corn, drained
  4. 1/2 c. canned black beans, rinsed & drained
  5. 1 roma tomato, diced
  6. 1 avocado, diced
  7. 1/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  8. 1/4 c. tortilla strips, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place romaine lettuce in a large bowl; top with corn, black beans, tomato, cheese & avocado.
  2. Garnish with tortilla strips, if desired. Serve with dressing.
Notes
  1. I used the Costco shredded rotisserie chicken that I had heated with water and taco seasoning until warm.
Adapted from Damn Delicious
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calories
299
fat
13g
protein
28g
carbs
19g
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Adapted from Damn Delicious
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Healthy Taco Salad with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing // Tried and Tasty

What I like most about taco salad recipes is how easily adaptable they are! You can add more of what you like, less of what you don’t. Love cilantro? Pile on some fresh leaves for an extra punch of flavor. How about some red onion? That would make for a little extra kick. Speaking of kick – what about a few jalapeño slices? So many wonderful options and so many different ways to personalize this for you and your family! Eat up!

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing
Serves 4
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96 calories
7 g
2 g
8 g
2 g
1 g
139 g
312 g
1 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
139g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96
Calories from Fat 67
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 2mg
1%
Sodium 312mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 4g
14%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
7%
Vitamin C
13%
Calcium
3%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 avocado
  2. 1 c. cilantro, washed
  3. 1/4 c. greek yogurt
  4. 2 cloves garlic
  5. 1/4 c. lime juice
  6. 1/2 tsp. salt
  7. 1/4 tsp. pepper
  8. 3/4-1 c. water
Instructions
  1. In a blender, blend together all ingredients until smooth and creamy. To reach desired consistency, add more or less water.
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calories
96
fat
8g
protein
2g
carbs
7g
more
Tried and Tasty http://triedandtasty.com/
 

Healthy Taco Salad with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing // Tried and Tasty

Healthy Taco Salad with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing // Tried and Tasty

Healthy Taco Salad with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing // Tried and Tasty

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4 comments on “Healthy Chicken Taco Salad with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing
    1. Yvonne of TriedandTasty.com

      Hee hee, most important part of the dressing! How did I miss it?! I’ve updated – thanks for catching that! Enjoy :)

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