Healthy Eating

Remember last week’s Black Bean Salsa? Well it’s back this week. This time I am dressing it up in salad form! Black Bean Salad makes a low carb summer lunch option and can be made ahead of time for your week day meal prep.

Black Bean Taco Salad | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Chop up some lettuce. I like using romaine lettuce for this salad because its crisper and holds up well in the summer heat. Saute some ground turkey. Toss the ground turkey with a cup of Black Bean Salsa. Pour the combo over the lettuce. Add a few tortilla chips for a crunch.  Serve it up with some Green Goddess dressing!

Black Bean Taco Salad | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Having a salad for lunch is a great way to make sure you get your daily greens in. For this salad, I added in some tortilla chips. Adding a variety of texture makes it so much more enjoyable. Just a few chips can make you actually like your healthy lunch so that you will reach for a salad more often. I like to crumble a few tortilla chips up & sprinkle them into the salad for a surprising crunch & save a few for the end to use instead of a fork. How do you eat your salad?

Black Bean Taco Salad | www.sweetteasweetie.com Black Bean Taco Salad | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Ground turkey is a very lean meat that goes great in a salad like this. When you brown your ground turkey for the dish, make sure to add in some sort of spice. I used Lawry’s Seasoning Salt for this one. Normally I reserve that for burgers, but extra lean ground turkey doesn’t have a lot of flavor. A little bit of seasoning salt goes a long way. Really cut it into the ground turkey so that it distributes well. You can also try pepper, paprika, or fennel for a pop of flavor.

Black Bean Taco Salad | www.sweetteasweetie.com Black Bean Taco Salad | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Are you ready to dive in yet?

Black Bean Taco Salad | www.sweetteasweetie.com Black Bean Taco Salad | www.sweetteasweetie.com

 

Black Bean Taco Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 Recipe Black Bean Dip
  • 1 Pound Ground Turkey
  • 1 Teaspoon Seasoning Salt
  • 2 Heads Romaine Lettuce
  • Tortilla Chips

Instructions

  1. Mix seasoning salt in with ground turkey.
  2. Brown on stove top.
  3. Allow to cool.
  4. Combine with black bean salsa.
  5. Chop up romaine lettuce.
  6. Split lettuce around on each plate.
  7. Top with turkey and salsa mixture.
  8. Sprinkle a few chips on eat plate.
  9. Serve!
http://sweetteasweetie.com/black-bean-taco-salad/

 

What’s your favorite summer salad?

Summer picnic time is here! What’s your signature dish? You know, the one that you bring to picnics & BBQ’s that everyone raves about? Mine is the Bacon Cheddar Chive Biscuits with this Broccoli Cauliflower Veggie Salad as a close second. I love those biscuits, but sometimes I like to bring veggies just to be […]

Continue Reading

Variety is the spice of life. Too often I fall into the habit of eating the same set of dishes & just rotating them through my week. I try to challenge myself every so often to try cooking with new ingredients. Something I’ve never cooked with before is Daikon. Its a white, tubular root in […]

Continue Reading

Earlier this year I shared my current love of citrus through Lemon Tarts & Lemon Blueberry Bundts, but that craving for citrus even extends into my veggie dishes! My husband taught me a cooking trick with asparagus. He holds a stalk at each end, then slowly bends it in half until it reaches its natural […]

Continue Reading

It’s still January. Let’s keep with the healthy eating theme & incorporate some yummy salmon into your dinner. Most of you are familiar with crab cakes. Those delicious bites grace menus all over the country & passed trays at high end parties. Similar to crab cakes, I grew up eating salmon cakes. Take a can […]

Continue Reading

1 2 3