Vegetarian Taco Salad

EatingWell


What's This?
Serving size 6
Prep Time
Total Time

Ingredients

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 large onion, chopped1 ½ cup fresh corn kernels (see tip) or frozen, thawed4 large tomato1 ½ cup cooked long-grain brown rice (see tip)1 can 15-ounce black, kidney or pinto beans, rinsed1 Tbsp chili powder1 ½ tsp dried oregano, divided¼ tsp salt½ cup chopped fresh cilantro⅓ cup prepared salsa2 cup shredded iceberg or romaine lettuce1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese2 ½ cup coarsely crumbled tortilla chip lime wedge for garnish

Directions

1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and corn; cook, stirring, until the onion begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Coarsely chop 1 tomato. Add it to the pan along with rice, beans, chili powder, 1 teaspoon oregano and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until the tomato cooks down, about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly.

2. Coarsely chop the remaining 3 tomatoes. Combine with cilantro, salsa and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon oregano in a medium bowl.

3. Toss lettuce in a large bowl with the bean mixture, half the fresh salsa and 2/3 cup cheese. Serve sprinkled with tortilla chips and the remaining cheese, passing lime wedges and the remaining fresh salsa at the table.

 

Kitchen Tips: To remove corn kernels from the cob, stand an ear of corn on its stem end and slice the kernels off with a sharp, knife.

 

To cook rice, bring 1 cup water and 1/2 cup long-grain brown rice to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer at the lowest bubble until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender, about 40 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days; reheat slightly before serving.
 

Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 6 Total

  • Calories 395
  • Calories from fat 153
  • Total Fat 17gm 26%
  • Sodium 459mg 19%
  • Total Carbohydrates 52gm 17%
  • Fiber 9gm 36%
  • Protein 14gm
  • Cholesterol 20mg 7%
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Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Main Dish, Dinner, Diabetic, Gluten Free, Healthy, High Fiber, Kid-Friendly, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Vegetarian, Cheese, Vegetable, Rice, Tomato, Bean & Legume, Mexican, Southwestern, Easy, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Picnic, Fourth of July, Super Bowl, Housewarming, Entertaining

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