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Fiesta Taco Salad with Beans

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

1
can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
1/2
cup taco sauce
6
cups bite-size pieces lettuce
1
medium green bell pepper, cut into strips
2
medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
1/2
cup pitted ripe olives, drained
1
cup corn chips
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1/2
cup reduced-fat Thousand Island dressing

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat beans and taco sauce over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated.
  • 2 In large bowl, toss lettuce, bell pepper, tomatoes, olives and corn chips. Spoon bean mixture over lettuce mixture; toss. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately with dressing.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

One simple substitution of reduced-fat cheese cuts the fat back to 8 grams and trims the calories to 280 per serving.

For a heartier meal, add 2 cups cut-up cooked chicken to the salad and serve with 1/2 cup red or green grapes for a mere 3 Carbohydrate Choices.

Thousand Island dressing is named after the Thousand Islands in upstate New York. It was served to fishermen on "shore dinners" and became so popular that the recipe spread throughout New York and across the U.S.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
720mg
720%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
10g
10%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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