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Classic Taco Salad Recipe

Classic Taco Salad

This taco salad is packed with delicious Mexican flavors and is a crowd favorite.  Make it from fresh or leftover taco meat for a quick and easy lunch or dinner.
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  • 6 cups chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in quarters
  • 1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups taco meat


Toppings (optional):

  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Chopped fresh cilantro


  • Arrange lettuce in the bottom of a large bowl. Layer black beans, corn, cherry tomatoes, and cheddar cheese on top.  If serving immediately also add tortilla chips. If not, save the chips to add right before serving.
  • Immediately before serving toss salad with equal parts ranch and salsa until everything is lightly and evenly coated. Add more or less dressing to taste.
  • Serve onto dishes, and top with your choice of sour cream, guacamole and chopped cilantro.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

Nutrition facts provided based on my best estimation for the recipe and may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you make to the recipe.  I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use for the most accurate calculation.
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Nutrition Information:

Serving: 2.5 cupsCalories: 459kcal (23%)Carbohydrates: 31g (10%)Protein: 30g (60%)Fat: 24g (37%)Saturated Fat: 6g (38%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 88mg (29%)Sodium: 975mg (42%)Potassium: 0mgFiber: 7g (29%)Sugar: 7g (8%)Vitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)