Vegetarian Recipes: Quick and Easy Taco Salad Recipe

Go meatless at least one night a week – you’ll save money and you’ll discover how easy it is to cook with beans, lentils and other protein-packed plants. Plus serve your dressing on the side and dip your fork into it for each bite – it’s an old Weight Watchers trick to get dressing in every bite without soaking your salad in it.

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Easy Vegetarian Black Bean and Kidney Bean Taco Salad
Super-easy because it's made with canned beans and a premade taco seasoning that doesn't have any nasty chemicals in it. This is a prewashed salad that includes carrots, radishes, and other veggies so it's an easy way to sneak in a little variety. Sadly there isn't an organic version but organic greens could certainly be substituted.
Yield: 4 servings
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  • 3 sprays Pam Organic Olive Oil Spray
  • 2 tbsp Simply Organic Taco Seasoning, Southwest, from one packet - store the remainder in an airtight container.
  • 15 oz can Westbrae Natural Organic Black Beans, Vegetarian, drained
  • 15 oz Westbrae Natural Vegetarian Organic Kidney Beans, drained
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 medium scallions, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup Organic Valley Shredded Mexican Blend cheese
  • ½ cup Organic Valley Sour Cream
  • 8 cups Fresh Express Veggie Lover's Salad
  1. Spray a frying pan with organic Pam. Add seasoning mix and cook 30-60 seconds to release the scent of the spices.
  2. Add the water and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add both beans and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the bean mixture from the heat and mash lightly with a fork or spatula.
  5. Place 2 cups of mixed greens on each plate and divide the bean mixture between the 4 servings. Top with sour cream, green onions, tomatoes, and cheese.
  6. To make ahead or serve another day, refrigerate the bean mixture separately and rewarm and assemble fresh. This bean mix is also good as a snack with tortilla chips or as the basis of a vegetarian bean burrito.
Per Serving: Cals 353; Carbs 36: Fat 15: Protein 19

Weight Watchers Points Plus: 9
Serving Size: 935315

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Author: Connie Ott

A mom and wife, Connie blogs about entertainment, travel, living green, products, technology, DIY home remodeling and decor, and more. She's a vegetarian and animal lover and lives in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, WA. Find out more about Connie and all the bloggers here at Baby to Boomer Lifestyle on our About Us page.

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  1. This recipe looks so good. Can’t wait to try it. I am on Weight Watchers and this has the points to it also which is great. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I go meatless most nights. I wish everybody did. There are so many other things to enjoy out there, for instance, this taco salad looks absolutely scrumptious! I’d love to try this sometime this weekend.

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  3. This recipe sounds great. Can’t wait to try it.

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  4. I was very happy to see you have a vegetarian recipe option here. Always great to get new recipes. Thanks!

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  5. Being a vegetarian, I love this recipe :)

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  6. This looks delicious! My New Year’s resolution is to lose 15 pounds so I am trying to find GOOOD diet meals. Thanks for the recipe!

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  7. What a low cal meal! Sounds great! The only thing I think I\’d miss is the taco shell bowl. 😉

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  8. Looks delicious and healthy!

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  9. This looks great! We do a similar recipe. I add black olives as well!

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  10. This sounds pretty good to me. Now I have to get my Husband to eat it,he loves meat!!

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  11. Not a vegetarian but the recipes sound great and hubby would love them.

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  12. Yumm this sounds so tasty.. Can’t wait to try it.. thanks for sharing

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  13. I will have to try this. Sounds great!

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  14. Great recipe… taco salad. Always looking for new ways to try things I love!

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  15. Looks really good. Will be trying it.

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  16. i saw this picture and was so excited to find the recipe, can\’t WAIT to make it! thanks!!

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  17. this sounds so good!! definitely going on my menu to try soon!

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  18. that sound YUMMY and what perfect timing since I want to eat better

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  19. WOW! That looks so good! I will definitely have to make this for dinner one night!

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  20. This looks terrific to make. We try to eat a lot of beans and go meatless and my daughter is vegan so she would really enjoy this. She would make her own dressing, but I would like this as is.

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