Skinny Taco Salad



  • 1 bag shredded lettuce
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 can green chillies
  • 1lb. lean ground beef (93% lean)
  • ¼ cup black olives
  • ¼ cup jalapeño peppers
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat Mexican cheese
  • 1 ¼ ounce taco seasoning packet (look for 40% less sodium)
  • optional: reduced fat sour cream and diced avocado


  1. Over low heat, add in diced green chilies, taco seasoning, and ¼ cup water to meat and stir.
  2. Remove from heat and let meat stand for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, add lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeño peppers and black olives. Toss to mix lightly.
  4. To serve, add ¼ of salad mixture in a bowl.
  5. Top salad with ¼ meat mixture.
  6. Sprinkle each taco salad with cheese and add optional toppings including reduced fat sour cream and diced avocados.

Makes 4 servings

Skinny Taco Salad

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