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Taco Salad with Black Beans
and avocados / wild rice / cilantro lime dressing

Active: 20 min Total: 20 min

These flavorful taco salads come together super fast thanks to leftover rice from Monday and black beans sauteed in a spice mix.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Taco Salad with Black Beans:
  • Coriander, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Paprika - 1/4 tsp
  • Lettuce, romaine (sub butterhead) - 1 head, chopped
  • Avocados - 2
  • Cumin - 1/4 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Shallots - 1 clove, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Beans, black (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Cooked wild rice (leftover from Monday) - ~2 cups
  • Cheese, queso fresco (sub Mexican cheddar blend) - 4 oz, crumbled
  • Tortilla chips, for serving -
Cilantro Lime Dressing:
  • Cilantro - 2 Tbsp, leaves chopped
  • Lime juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1/4 tsp

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Prep

  1. Spice mix - Combine coriander, paprika, cumin and chili powder. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Shallots - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Beans - Drain and rinse.
  4. Lettuce - Chop lettuce.
  5. Avocados / Cilantro - Prep as directed.
  6. Make dressing - Whisk together cilantro leaves, lime juice, oil, honey and cumin. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Make

  1. Heat a skillet with oil over medium-high heat. To heated oil add the shallots and saute until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add beans and spice mix and saute just until warmed through, ~2 minutes more.
  2. Reheat wild rice in microwave (or in a skillet over medium heat with a splash of water to prevent it from drying out).
  3. Assemble salads by topping lettuce with rice, black beans, cheese and avocados. Drizzle salad dressing over top and serve with chips on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (130)
Gluten-free (9)
Paleo (11)
Vegetarian (12)

67 reviews

I made the salsa a salad by adding mixed greens and I doubled the spice mix. Great!

By: Nienke
Posted: Nov 26, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Will definitely make again. Especially the side avocado salsa. That would be great with anything/ like simple grilled chicken. A great side to bring to a potluck.

By: Jessica
Posted: Apr 08, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was really delicious. I never would have thought to make a salsa with avocados and oranges, but it was really good.

By: Melanie
Posted: Apr 01, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Avocado salsa was really good

By: Tina
Posted: Mar 30, 2016
Diet: Original
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I didn't have any pepitas. Added a little water to the rice mixture and covered the skillet with foil for the oven to keep the rice from getting too crispy. Used blood oranges. Everything was delicious and came together quickly. It was even toddler approved

By: Emily Hoops
Posted: Mar 29, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Chicken thighs were tender and moist.

By: Kristin
Posted: Mar 22, 2016
Diet: Original
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