Vegetarian Taco Salad

Yummy Vegetarian Taco Salad

               Taco salad is a Americanized Mexican food with a awesome snack appeal and can be had for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Its a healthy and tasty snack filled with tons of fiber and fresh veggies we all need. Its one of my favorite snack and is really very easy and fast to fix.


           1 Cup or 1 Can of Boiled Refried Beans
           2-3 Tbsp of Sharp Cheddar cheese
           Bowl of corn chips
           1 Big chopped Onion
           1 Tbsp of Pickled Jalapenos
           2 Tbsp of Taco Sauce
           1 Big Chopped Tomato
           1 Serrano Chilly or Green Chilly
           Handful of Cilantro/ Coriander Leaves, 
           1 Tbsp of Lemon Juice
           A Dash of Salt

Boiled Pinto Beans
A Pan with Oil and Pintobean Paste

  Make Frijoles refritos (Refried Beans)

  • Make a coarse paste of boiled pinto beans in a blender and keep it aside. 
  • Heat oil in pan and fry the pinto bean paste until it gets thick. 
  • Onion and Dry chilies can be added for flavor in hot oil before you add the bean paste. 
  • I add chipotles in adobo sauce for a smoky and spicy taste .

 Make pico de gallo ( mexican salsa )

Mexican Salsa

         To a big bowl add one cup finely chopped onions, handful of chopped tomotoes, one jalapeno or serrano or any green chili ( chopped finely), finely chopped cilantro leaves, table spoon of lemon juice and a good dash of sea salt.


Asssembling the Taco Salad in Bowl

      To a big microwable plate make a

  • Bed of refried beans and add sharp cheddar cheese and Pickled Jalapenos.
  • Microwave / Bake it for 1-2 minutes for cheese to melt.
  • Add Pico de gallo (Mexican Salsa), Corn Chips, shredded ice berg/Roma lettuce, table spoon of guacamole, a dollop of sour cream and good spicy salsa . Now we call that good eats 🙂

        I was out of guacamole , sour cream and lettuce and hence did not add them ..But it still satisfied my taste buds crying for some freshn tasty snack …

Taco Salad

 Health Benefits Of Pinto Beans

  • Pinto beans, like most of the other beans, are rich in fibers that are known for lowering cholesterol.
  • This beans are rich in molybdenum, folate, manganese, protein, vitamin B1 and minerals like iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous and copper, which are highly beneficial to health.