Healthy Taco Salad

Fresh, filled with veggies and tender chicken, and bursting with flavors, this healthy taco salad is so refreshing! Paired with a tasty cilantro-lime vinaigrette, it’s the perfect lunch or light dinner option.


• 1 pound chicken tenders
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 2 limes juiced
• 1 teaspoons chili powder
• 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
• 1/4 tsp onion powder
• 1/4 tsp garlic powder
• 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
• 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves
• 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
• 1 lime juiced
• 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 8 cups mixed greens
• 2 cups cooked dark red kidney beans
• 1 cup frozen corn thawed
• 1/2 small onion diced
• 1 2.25 oz can sliced black olives
• 2 roma tomatoes diced
• 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and sliced


1️⃣ Heat a grill pan (or heavy skillet) over medium-high heat.

2️⃣ In a medium-size mixing bowl combine chicken tenders with olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.


3️⃣ Cook chicken in grill pan until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side.

4️⃣ Make your cilantro lime vinaigrette by placing cilantro into a food processor or blender. Add in olive oil, lime juice, red wine vinegar and salt. Blend until pureed into a pourable sauce, about 1 minute.

5️⃣ Put rinsed salad greens into a bowl. Top with bean mixture, corn, onion, olives, tomatoes, and avocado. Serve topped with chicken and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.

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