Healthy Taco Salads with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

I know, I know. I’ve been talking about this thing for days. It’s about time to fill you in on the goods.


So, this taco salad is one that I can absolutely foresee becoming a regular meal in our dinner rotation at home. Not only is it wicked easy to make, but it comes together in no time. Seriously. And really, there’s only three main parts to creating this beauty…

First, prepare your dressing.


Next, cook up your meat.


Then, while that’s cooking (or before, or after) prepare your salad base.


Be sure to have some extra fun toppings, if you so desire. Mexican shredded cheese + tortilla strips were necessities for us.


Throw it all together, and before you know it, you’ve got yourself one killer, healthy taco salad you can feel good about eating.


Looking to make your own now? Well here’s a recipe for ya! (Keep in mind that many of the salad base ingredients do not include measurements. I’m pretty sure you can decide what and how much of your veggie toppings you’d like on your salads). 😉

*We got 3 servings out of this recipe, but had quite a bit of dressing left over. Jay suggested pairing it with some fish tacos, which I think would be amazing.


Mmmm…I’m already excited about making this again! If you decide to give it a whirl, let me know whatcha think! :)


  1. says

    That dressing sounds amazing! I love Taco Salad, I usually just make a red wine vinegar dressing, but this sounds way better! I just pinned the recipe, so I’ll be trying it very soon! Thank you!

  2. Paula says

    Sounds wonderful! I am going to make it tomorrow… Only I am marinating chicken overnight in cilantro, lime juice, olive oil and garlic and will grill it when I get home. I will use the chicken on the salad instead of the beef. Do you think the dressing will be good with light sour cream and yogurt?

  3. Monique says

    Made taco salads last night with my creamy cilantro dressing and it was absolutely delicious!!! However mine was not quite as green as yours… more on the whiter side? This dressing will for sure be a staple for taco night!

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  6. bitca says

    gross. did you really put this online? trashy, trashy cooking. it’s not even cooking, just assembling mass-produced, pre-cooked ingredients. so sad.


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