10 Satisfying Salad Recipes For Your Next Diet

7) Taco Salad                                                                       (7 of 10)

Taco Salad

7) Taco Salad                                                                        (7 of 10)

 

We never thought we’d use words like “elegant” and “beautiful” to describe a taco salad, but seriously, look at this gorgeous thing.

Ingredients

Cilantro Vinaigrette

1 shallot, chopped
2 cups tightly packed fresh cilantro leaves, stems removed
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes
1/2 cup of olive oil
2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt

 

Meat

1/2 pound ground chicken
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1/4 cup water

 

Salad

2 heads of Romaine lettuce, thinly shredded
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup of fresh corn
2 avocados, diced
3 green onions, sliced
⅛ cup cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
1 cup Black Beans

 

Directions

Combine vinaigrette ingredients in a blender and pulse for about 20 or 30 seconds; set aside.

Saute onions over a skillet drizzled with olive oil over medium heat until soft, then add remaining ingredients. Simmer for 7 to 10 minutes.

Place chicken on top of salad and top with vinaigrette and tortilla strips.

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