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This Healthy Taco Salad is packed with flavor and an easy weeknight meal. It’s a great recipe for meal prep, too! Enjoy the flavors of tacos clean-eating style!

Healthy Taco Salad

This Healthy Taco Salad is packed with flavor and an easy weeknight meal. It’s a great recipe for meal prep, too! Enjoy the flavors of tacos clean-eating style!

Categories Lunch, Mason Jar, mason jar salad, meal planning, Meal Prep, Salad, Salad Dressing
Difficulty Easy
Keyword healthy taco salad, healthy taco salad recipe, taco salad recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 mason jar salads
Calories 284 kcal
Author Lacey Baier

Ingredients

For The Taco Meat:

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin

For the Taco Salad:

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, whole
  • 1 cup taco meat, cooled (see recipe above)
  • 1/4 cup jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mixed baby greens
  • 1/2 avocado, diced (optional, when serving)

For The Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. cilantro, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

Instructions

  1. To prepare the taco meat, heat some olive oil over medium high heat in a skillet and then add diced yellow onion, minced garlic, lean ground beef, sea salt, ground black pepper, and ground cumin and stir to combine.

  2. Cook, stirring frequently, until the meat is well-browned and the onion is tender, about 6-8 minutes.

  3. Once cooked, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  4. To make the creamy cilantro lime dressing, combine plain Greek yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, freshly squeezed lime juice, chopped cilantro, minced garlic, and sea salt in a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.

  5. To assemble the mason jar salad, pour the creamy cilantro lime dressing into the bottom of a 1 quart mason jar, followed the whole grape tomatoes, the cooled taco meat, shredded jack cheese, and mixed baby greens.

  6. When you’re ready to serve, top just shake the contents of the mason jar out onto a bowl and then top with fresh avocado.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Taco Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 mason jar salad)
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 495mg21%
Potassium 687mg20%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 765IU15%
Vitamin C 13.4mg16%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.