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Aaaanyways, it may be a little higher in calories, but this is a well balanced meal overflowing with healthy fats and packing 100% of you daily fiber needs.
Generous handful of romaine and/or spinach
1/3 cup chopped tomatoes
1/3 cup chopped bell pepper (optional)
1/2 avocado, sliced
Taco "meat" :1 cup bean mix [I used black and kidney] + 3 tbs walnuts
1/4 cup shredded carrot
Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette (below)
After preparing the vinaigrette (below), process your beans and walnuts (or prepare tofu crumbles if that's more your thing...) You don't have to do it this way, but I find it makes less of a mess and provides extra flavor in the "meat".
Top greens of your choice with tomatoes, bell pepper, and carrots. Scatter the meat atop your veggies and finish off with avocado, vinaigrette, and extra cilantro for garnish. Enjoy!
1/4 cup chopped, seeded tomato (I cheated and used drained, diced tomato from a can)
2 tbs - 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 tsp olive oil
1 tbs apple cider vinegar
1 tsp lime zest (use a microplane zester if you have one!)
1 tbs fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp minced garlic -OR- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
Combine all ingredients in processor (or blender) and process until smooth.
Want to cut down on calories? Just cut the amount of "taco meat" and avocado used in half! And/or go light on the dressing ; )
This salad is well-accompanied by Food Should Taste Good's Jalapeno Chips : ) They're vegan and gluten free!