Healthy Chicken Taco Salad with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Published on Mar 18, 2014
Updated on Nov 27, 2018

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

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

Healthy Chicken Taco Salad

Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Healthy Chicken Taco Salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 529 kcal
Author: Yvonne

This Healthy Chicken Taco Salad is ready in a flash and is fresh and delicious!

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Ingredients

  • 5 c. chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 c. shredded chicken seasoned with taco seasoning
  • 1/2 c. canned whole kernel sweet corn drained
  • 1/2 c. canned black beans rinsed & drained
  • 1 roma tomato diced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 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.

Recipe Notes

I used the Costco shredded rotisserie chicken that I had heated with water and taco seasoning until warm.

Adapted from Damn Delicious

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chicken Taco Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 529 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 696mg 29%
Potassium 1522mg 43%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 5g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 524.7%
Vitamin C 25.9%
Calcium 23.8%
Iron 25.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Healthy Taco Salad with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing // 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! | 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

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 109 kcal
Author: Yvonne

This Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing is both delicious and easy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 c. cilantro washed
  • 1/4 c. greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 c. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 277mg 12%
Potassium 590mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 81.3%
Vitamin C 31.4%
Calcium 6.5%
Iron 7.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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

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

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3 comments about “Healthy Chicken Taco Salad with Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing

    1. Yvonne

      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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