Low-Point Dorito Taco Salad

Ingredients:

For the Salad:

  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey or chicken
  • 1 packet reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup canned corn kernels, drained
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced avocado
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives (optional)
  • 4 cups baked tortilla chips, crushed (use reduced-fat or low-carb tortilla chips for lower points)

For the Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning

Instructions:

  1. Cook the Ground Turkey or Chicken:
    • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground turkey or chicken until no longer pink, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks.
    • Stir in the taco seasoning and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Prepare the Salad Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded lettuce, cherry tomatoes, black beans, corn kernels, diced red onion, shredded cheddar cheese, diced avocado, chopped cilantro, and sliced black olives (if using).
    • Add the cooked ground turkey or chicken to the bowl and toss everything together until well combined.
  3. Make the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the plain non-fat Greek yogurt, lime juice, and taco seasoning until smooth and creamy.
  4. Assemble the Salad:
    • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat evenly.
  5. Serve:
    • Divide the crushed tortilla chips among serving plates or bowls.
    • Top each portion with the dressed salad mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving, makes 4 servings):

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Total Fat: 10g
    • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 650mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 40g
    • Dietary Fiber: 8g
    • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 30g

Here’s a breakdown of the points for each ingredient:

For the Salad:

  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey or chicken: 0 SmartPoints
  • 1 packet reduced-sodium taco seasoning: varies (check packaging)
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded: 0 SmartPoints
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved: 0 SmartPoints
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed: 0 SmartPoints
  • 1 cup canned corn kernels, drained: 0 SmartPoints
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion: 0 SmartPoints
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese: varies (calculate based on package)
  • 1/2 cup diced avocado: varies (calculate based on size)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro: 0 SmartPoints
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives (optional): varies (calculate based on package)
  • 4 cups baked tortilla chips, crushed (use reduced-fat or low-carb tortilla chips for lower points): varies (calculate based on brand and type)

For the Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt: 0 SmartPoints
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice: 0 SmartPoints
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning: varies (check packaging)

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Welcome! I’m Anosh the owner and founder of Low Carb Diet World. I created this website back in 2013 as a way to save keto-low carb recipes and share them with others.