Veggie Taco Salad

Monday, February 29th, 2016

I really enjoy tacos.

But tacos… they have all that cheese and grease… not to mention those super-delicious, but carb-loaded taco shells.

Fortunately for me, taco-stuffing tastes great on a salad! Add a little salsa and plain Greek yogourt (or caso fresco, if you’re down south), and you’ve got yourself a healthy “dressing” made for tacos, without all the heaviness that usually goes with taco-Tuesday.

If you really want, you can even have your shell to go with it. Just add a handful of salt-free nacho chips (Casa Grande is my locally-made favourite) and you’re on your way to a healthier well-balanced meal!

Now onto the recipe…

Veggie Taco Salad Recipe


  • Taco mix:
    • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
    • 1 medium Bell Pepper, diced.
    • 1 cup of cooked black beans or 1 additional medium Bell Pepper, diced (for low-carb)
    • 1 medium Onion, diced
    • 1/2 lb Mushrooms, sliced (about a can)
  • Seasoning:
    • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
    • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder or 1 clove of garlic
    • 1 teaspoon Cumin
    • 1 teaspoon Oregano
    • Salt, to taste (about 1/4 teaspoon)
  • Salad:
    • 2-3 large handfuls Mixed Greens (spinach or lettuce), rinsed and dried
    • Salsa, to taste (optional)
    • 1 heaping Tablespoon Greek Yogourt (optional)
    • 1 handful of Low-salt Nacho Chips (optional)


  • cutting board and knife
  • frying pan and spoon


  1. Heat the oil while you chop the onion. Add the onions to the oil when it’s heated, and continue to chop the other ingredients (multi-tasking!).

  2. Add the mushrooms and peppers once the onions have started to sweat (turn clear) and throw in a dash of salt. This will draw out the liquids and add flavour.

  3. Add the beans to the pan if you’re adding them, otherwise, make sure to double-up on the peppers.

  4. Add the other seasonings once the peppers have started to sweat a bit.

  5. Continue cooking the taco mix until the peppers are your preferred level of done-ness. I recommend waiting until all the liquid has cooked off and you’re left with a slightly gooey delicious taco mix.

  6. Place a handful of lettuce on a plate and top with taco mix. Serve with a dollop of salsa and yogourt.


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