Easy Vegetarian Taco Salad


Taco salad doesn't always have to contain beef—this 15-minute version uses tofu or black bean crumbles, which taste delicious and offer up a healthy dose of protein. This vegetarian meal is so tasty that even meat-only eaters won't miss the beef.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 servings


  • 4 ounces frozen tofu or black bean crumbles, such as Morning Star Farms® or Wildwood® brands

  • 3 cups shredded romaine lettuce

  • ¾ cup chopped tomatoes

  • ½ cup canned no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained

  • ¼ cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (1 ounce)

  • 8 lime- or Cheddar-flavor tortilla chips, such as Food Should Taste Good® brand

  • 2 tablespoons light sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon salsa


  1. Prepare tofu or bean product according to package directions. Divide romaine lettuce between two plates or large salad bowls. Top with heated tofu or bean product. Top with tomatoes, beans, cheese, and chips. Serve with sour cream and salsa.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
8g Fat
27g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 17g 35%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Vitamin A 7017IU 140%
Vitamin C 26mg 29%
Folate 109mcg 27%
Sodium 549mg 24%
Calcium 230mg 18%
Iron 3mg 15%
Magnesium 54mg 13%
Potassium 544mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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