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.

✅Ingredients

Chicken
• 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

Salad
• 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

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✅Instructions
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.

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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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