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Tex-Mex Taco Salad Bowls

A healthy makeover for your next taco Tuesday! Kids will love to assemble their own taco salad bowls with a variety of toppings. Mix in more veggies like onions, shredded carrots and chopped sweet peppers.

Tex-Mex Taco Salad Bowls

Tex-Mex Taco Salad Bowls

A healthy makeover for your next taco Tuesday! Kids will love to assemble their own salad bowls with a variety of toppings. 

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 4 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon homemade taco seasoning
  • 1 (5 oz.) bag salad greens
  • 1/2 cup shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup no-salt-added corn
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Lightly spray both sides of tortillas with cooking spray. Turn a 12-cup muffin tin upside down and nestle tortillas in the space between 4 cups to form a bowl.
  3. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until firm and beginning to brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
  4. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook 7-10 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Drain and return to skillet. Reduce heat to low, add taco seasoning and ¼ cup water and let simmer 1-2 minutes.
  5. Fill taco bowl with salad, ground beef, cheese, corn, tomato and avocado. Top with dressing.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 317Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 217mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 30g

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Amber Gray

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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