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Taco Salad

Enjoy this reduced fat, low-calorie version of fast-food taco salad. Warm the beans to add flavor and think about adding a little ground chicken or turkey. Four ounces of meat add only about 70 calories per serving. Although the carb content may seem high for a salad, the carbs are mainly from the beans, which are a rich source of folic acid and fiber.


  • 4 cups lettuce, torn into pieces
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup pinto beans, drained of juice
  • 2 oz. baked tortilla chips, broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 2 T reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese


In a salad bowl, mix together the vegetables, pinto beans and tortilla chips. Add the salsa and stir gently to blend. Top with 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese.


2 Servings

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 235 
Fat: 3.5g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 213mg
Carbohydrate: 40g
Dietary Fiber: 11g
Protein: 11g 

Recipe Source: myOptumHealth

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