• Cooking Time: 10
  • Servings: 3
  • Preparation Time: 10


Serve this Quick Taco Salad on a hot day for a perfect summer meal minus the stove. Quick Taco Salad is a hearty meal. It’s filling, satisfying and a great way to get non-salad eaters to eat salad. Quick Taco Salad is a Gestational Diabetes Friendly as well.


  • •2 cups cooked black beans, thoroughly rinsed if using canned
  • •2 cups fresh whole corn kernels or thawed from frozen
  • •2 cups coleslaw or lettuce of choice
  • •16 cherry tomatoes cut in half, or any variety of tomato chopped into bite sized pieces
  • •1 large orange bell pepper, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • •⅓ cup sliced Kalamata olives
  • •1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • •1 cup cheddar cheese or cheese of choice, grated
  • •2 green onions/scallions for topping, finely chopped
  • •1 Tbsp chili powder
  • •2 tsp cumin
  • •1 tsp garlic powder
  • •1 tsp onion powder
  • •½ tsp smoked paprika
  • •¼ tsp red chili pepper flakes, optional heat
  • •pinch sea salt + black pepper


  • 1.In a small dish, combine taco seasoning ingredients together, mixing to integrate. Set aside.
  • 2.Wash and chop vegetables as required and grate cheese.
  • 3.Warm a medium sized skillet over low heat and add black beans. Sprinkle the black beans with half of the taco seasoning using a wooden spoon to help coat the beans and toss. Add a little bit of water to the bean mixture (start with a quarter cup or so) and then add the remaining taco seasoning coating and tossing. If necessary, add additional water to the mixture – you want the beans to be well coated with the seasoning but not dry and clumpy. The mixture should be mildly liquid. Remove beans from heat.
  • 4.If eating at home, you can plate the ingredients as illustrated in the photos adding the seasoned beans to the center. Top the beans with a quarter cup of yogurt and sprinkling of green onion. If preferred, you can also cool the seasoned beans before serving.
  • 5.Salsa and guacamole also make delicious accompaniments.
  • 6.If bringing this lunch on the road or to the office, simply layer the ingredients into a container and seal well with lid. Bring yogurt, salsa and guacamole in separate small containers as desired.

Categories: Dressing  Lettuce/Vegetable 

Website Credit: http://www.gestational-diabetes-diet.com/gestational-diabetes-recipes/salad/quick-taco-salad-recipe/

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