Taco salad gets a healthy makeover with my Vegetarian Taco Salad recipe! Top it with a super simple, Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing– it only tastes indulgent!

Vegetarian Taco Salad Recipe - simple healthy dinner idea. / Running in a Skirt

Hi friends!

I’m back again with another Mexican themed recipe.  Big surprise, huh?

Another one of my Mom’s dishes growing up was taco salad.  She made hers with kidney beans and taco meat.  If I remember correctly it also involved iceberg lettuce, bottled Catalina dressing and perhaps Doritos?  Now there is nothing wrong with that, I remember I always loved taco salad night!  No judgement if that’s your dinner tonight 🙂

I’d like to offer you a way to mix it up though.  I gave my Mom’s version a healthy makeover!

It’s my Vegetarian Taco Salad recipe!

Vegetarian Taco Salad Recipe - simple healthy dinner idea. / Running in a Skirt

I start with fresh veggies and a simple can of kidney beans, dressed up in some spices. You could also easily do this with tempeh or vegetarian sausage, but I find beans to be more universally appealing AND much easier to get the Hubs to eat.

The real star is the homemade Creamy Cilantro Avocado dressing.  This stuff is da bomb, friends.  And it is ridiculously easy to make.  The creaminess comes from the avocado and Greek yogurt.

Vegetarian Taco Salad Recipe - simple healthy dinner idea. / Running in a Skirt

Serve it with or without cheese and tortilla chips, depending on how healthy you want to go.  I went with tortilla chips, but no cheese.

 

Vegetarian Taco Salad Recipe - simple healthy dinner idea. / Running in a Skirt

Don’t be intimidated by the longer ingredient list, this recipe comes together in no time.  If you are really in a pinch, you can always eat the beans without sauteing them first.

Either way, this is really the perfect weekday meal.  Enjoy!

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