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Taco Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

An ice-cold beer is all you need to complete the meal with this main-dish salad that's topped with a zesty cilantro-lime dressing. The mushrooms add meaty texture and flavor. Try rolling up the salad mixture in iceberg lettuce leaves for a quick-and-easy variation.

Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 5 minutes

Oxmoor House APRIL 2009

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups taco salad, about 1 tablespoon dressing, and 4 chips)
  • Cook time: 5 Minutes
  • Prep time: 11 Minutes


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups refrigerated meatless fat-free crumbles (such as Lightlife Smart Ground)
  • 2 teaspoons 40%-less-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 (8-ounce) package shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup (1/8-inch-thick) slices red onion
  • Fresh salsa (optional)
  • Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
  • Preshredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese (optional)
  • 16 light restaurant-style tortilla chips (such as Tostitos)


1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add mushrooms; sauté 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add crumbles and taco seasoning. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated; set aside.

2. Layer lettuce, onion, and crumbles mixture evenly on each of 4 plates. Top with salsa, if desired; drizzle evenly with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette. Top with cheese, if desired. Serve each salad with tortilla chips.


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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 198
  • Calories from fat: 50%
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Protein: 11.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 16.7g
  • Fiber: 4.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 2.3mg
  • Sodium: 328mg
  • Calcium: 35mg

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