Peppery arugula, grilled corn and a tangy lime vinaigrette give this healthy taco salad recipe a serious upgrade. This recipe is the perfect vehicle for using the crushed-up tortilla chips at the bottom of the bag.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2016


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

  • Combine lime juice, vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl; whisk in oil. Add tomatoes, zucchini, avocado, onion and jalapeño, if using; gently toss to coat. Set aside.

  • Sprinkle chicken with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  • Oil the grill rack. Grill the chicken until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Grill corn until lightly charred on all sides, 2 to 4 minutes total. Transfer to a clean cutting board. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces; cut corn kernels from the cob.

  • Add the chicken and corn to the tomato mixture; stir in arugula, tortilla chips and cilantro and gently toss to combine.


Make Ahead Tip: Grill chicken and corn (Step 4) and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

447 calories; protein 27.2g; carbohydrates 24.5g; dietary fiber 6g; sugars 5.1g; fat 27.8g; saturated fat 4.3g; cholesterol 62.7mg; vitamin a iu 1078.1IU; vitamin c 22.9mg; folate 95.9mcg; calcium 78.3mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 80.8mg; potassium 811.5mg; sodium 550.9mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
Followed this recipe exactly and it was delicious. Great flavors in the vinaigrette. My family loved it. I'll make a vegetarian version next with black beans. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy and delicious LOVE this recipe. It is a great summer meal and the grilled ingredients (chicken and corn) can be made in advance. There is some chopping but I love the wide variety of vegetables. Super yummy highly recommend. Pros: Tastes great easy great variety of ingredients Cons: Minor amount of chopping Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very tasty! Great get together salad. - Chase Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This salad was great! even though I forgot to buy the red onion and left out the jalapeno since some family members are not fond of spicy dishes. I did decrease the oil to 3 tbsp. The arugula is fantastic but really expensive here in China. I paid 2.50 for 250 grams or a little more than 8oz. I hope it is cheaper in the U.S so I can make it in the summer. Also I broiled my chicken and corn since we don't have a grill in our apartment. Even my 16-year-old son and my 13-year-old daughter took seconds. Maybe next time I'll add a bit of red pepper to the dressing. Read More