RecipeTaco Salad in a Jar

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 480
  • Protein: 36 g
  • Total Fat: 26 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 22.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 90 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 28 mg
  • Dietary Fiber: 7 g
  • Total Sugar: 9 g
    • Natural Sugar: 9 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 770 mg

Taco Tuesday just got way cooler with this healthy spin on a traditional Tex-Mex salad. Layer your favorite Mexican-inspired ingredients—like turkey meat, corn, black beans, avocado, diced tomato, onion, and a salsa lime-vinaigrette—into a large, wide-mouth mason jar for a perfectly portioned and portable meal. Bonus: This dish is half the calories (only 480 per serving) of the typical restaurant version. Dig in.

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This recipe makes 1 serving

3 to 4 tablespoons Salsa Lime Vinaigrette
2 tablespoons diced red and green peppers
2 tablespoons corn, frozen or canned corn, thawed and drained
2 tablespoons diced red onion
2 tablespoons low-fat shredded Mexican cheese
2 tablespoons canned black beans, drained and rinsed
¼ avocado, diced
¼ cup leftover turkey taco meat
¼ cup diced tomato
1 cup finely chopped romaine lettuce
1 hard taco shell, crumbled
¼ cup salsa (optional)


Pour salad dressing in the bottom of the jar

Next, create pretty layers by adding one at a time: peppers, corn, onions, cheese, beans and avocado.

Add the turkey taco meat and then diced tomatoes. Top with lettuce until the entire jar is filled almost to the top. Garnish with taco shell and salsa, if desired.

Screw on the lid and refrigerate until ready to serve (within 24 hours)

When ready to eat, give the jar a good shake to disperse the dressing and pour onto a plate or into a large bowl—or enjoy it straight from the jar!

Nutrition analysis courtesy of Genesis® R&D