Fiesta

Taco Salad

Bowl

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Are you looking for a time-saving, flavorful, and nutritious meal for your busy day? If yes, this Fiesta Taco Salad Bowl can be your next go-to! 

 

These bowls are the perfect example of a balanced meal with healthy fats, fiber, and protein to give you a boost of necessary energy and nourishment during your busy day.   The beans provide a great dose of fiber and plant based protein.  For example, just 1/2 cup of black beans can provide you with 7 grams of protein and 8.3 grams of fiber. The avocado provides healthy monounsaturated fats and fiber that have been linked to improved heart health and reducing "bad" LDL cholesterol and can help keep you full longer. My favorite part is that this bowl provides a great opportunity to load up on veggies! Both adults and kids can enjoy prepping and munching on this meal since it requires minimal effort and a few minutes of your time!

Fiesta Taco Salad Bowl Recipe

RECIPE PDF

Servings:

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Author: Huma Naz

Ingredients

  • 2 medium tortillas (whole wheat flour or other wholesome gluten free flour tortillas)

  • 1 can, 15 oz.  beans of choice (ex: black beans, chickpeas, kidney beans)

  • 1 large tomato, diced

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 2 cups shredded lettuce or other leafy green

  • 1/4 cup salsa

  • 3/4 cup cheese (use dairy free or eliminate this ingredient for a vegan or dairy free diet)

  • 2 tbsp. sour cream or plain yogurt (use dairy free sour cream/yogurt or eliminate this ingredient for a dairy free diet)

  • 1 medium avocado 

  • 1/2 fresh lemon

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tsp. hot sauce of choice, optional

  • Cilantro for garnish

  • Tortilla bowl Maker/Mold

Directions

  1. Place the tortillas in the tortilla bowl maker and air-fry for 5 minutes at 350°F or until golden brown. You might need to air-fry each tortilla bowl one at a time due to possible lack of space in the air-fryer.  If using the oven, bake both tortilla bowls on 350°F for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.

  2. Drain and rinse the beans.  You can cook them for a few minutes on the stove if you want the beans to be softer.

  3. Mash the avocado and season with a pinch of salt/pepper and squeeze in some lemon juice.

  4. Once the tortilla bowls are done, let them cool down for a few minutes.

  5. Then, toss in 1/2 cup of beans in each bowl and layer the onions, lettuce, and tomatoes.  Scoop in the mashed avocado, salsa, the sour cream/yogurt, and cheese into each bowl.  Lastly, drizzle over some hot sauce and lemon juice if you'd like. Garnish with some cilantro and enjoy!

 

Recipe Notes:

  • DIY Tortilla Bowl Mold: If you do not have the tortilla bowl molds, you can roll some foil into 4-5 inch balls.  Then, warm the tortilla up a bit in the microwave, poke a few holes in them, and place them over the foil ball facing down and shape them into a bowl. You can bake them until they are golden brown. 

 
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