Clean Eating Taco Salad with Avocado Sauce

Look I LOVE Mexican food. It doesn't matter what kind or what's in it or how clean/dirty the restaurant serving it is- give me some hot sauce and I'll eat the whole thing. So on Sunday I prepped all the ingredients for my taco salad and had pretty much the best week ever (my food plays a big role in how my week goes ok?). This is so easy to make, easy to store for the week, super healthy and filling and completely clean.

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins (for the quinoa)
Servings: 5 (one week's worth of lunches)

For the Taco Salad
  • 1 can black beans ($1.00)
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tomato chopped ($1.00)
  • 1/4 large onion diced ($.25)
  • 1 avocado diced ($1.50)
  • 1 head of lettuce or bag of lettuce- I mixed spinach, mixed greens, and arugula ($3.50)
  • Small container of fat-free Greek Yogurt ($2.00)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa ($1.00)

Combine beans (undrained), garlic, tomato and onion into a sauce pan and mix together. Cook over medium heat on the stove for 5-10 minutes or until it is aromatic. Store the bean mixture, lettuce, avocado and Greek Yogurt separately. Put it all into a tupperware in the morning for an easy to-go taco salad. I switch up the avocado and avocado sauce to keep things exciting.

For the avocado sauce:
  • 1 avocado diced ($1.50)
  • 1 tomato chopped ($1.00)
  • 1/4 large onion diced ($.25)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced 
  • Handful of cilantro or parsley (I had fresh parsley that was about to go bad, it worked!)

Put all this in the food processor or blender. If you're using a blender put it on "liquify" or an equivalent setting and let 'er rip. If you're using a food processor pulse it until you get a creamy green substance. Instead of the tomato/onion/garlic/etc you can use just combine a clean salsa with the avocado (Trader Joe's has a lot of great options, but so does the regular grocery store. Check the label and make sure nothing unclean is in it like corns syrup, sugar, artificial flavors, etc).


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