Tex-mex Salad: My Favorite Healthy Lunch Recipe

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Tex-Mex Salad: My Favorite Healthy Lunch

Melissa Varady


I love to make this salad whenever I have leftover chicken. I works well with regular, BBQ, and my favorite, fajita chicken with peppers and onions. Sometimes I even buy rotisserie chicken to make this. I hope you like it as much as I do!

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1 for lunch


10 Min



1/2 c
chopped cooked chicken
1/3 c
cooked black beans (i drain canned beans and rinse them)
2 c
chopped rommaine lettuce
green onion, chopped
1-2 Tbsp
fresh cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsp
low-fat shredded mexican cheese


2 tsp
taco seasoning mix
2 Tbsp
ranch dressing

Directions Step-By-Step

I usually make this to take to work, so I put the lettuce in a to go container with the beans, chicken, cilantro, green onion, and cheese (in that order, lettuce on the bottom and cheese on top)
In a small container I mix the ranch and taco seasoning. Sometimes I make a big bottle of this, since my daughter loves it. I use a yogurt ranch from the produce section on my grocery store, which is much lower in calories and fat compared to regular ranch.
When it's lunch time, I put some of the dressing on my salad. I usually don't use it all.
Sometimes I add uncooked, chopped tomatoes, sweet peppers, or leftover cooked corn to this salad. I also like to eat it with tortilla chips and guacamole on the side. Any way it is great!

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