Go meatless at least one night a week – you’ll save money and you’ll discover how easy it is to cook with beans, lentils and other protein-packed plants. Plus serve your dressing on the side and dip your fork into it for each bite – it’s an old Weight Watchers trick to get dressing in every bite without soaking your salad in it.

Easy Vegetarian Black Bean and Kidney Bean Taco Salad

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 14 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size 9

Calories per serving: 353

Fat per serving: 15

Easy Vegetarian Black Bean and Kidney Bean Taco Salad

Super-easy because it's made with canned beans and a premade taco seasoning that doesn't have any nasty chemicals in it. This is a prewashed salad that includes carrots, radishes, and other veggies so it's an easy way to sneak in a little variety. Sadly there isn't an organic version but organic greens could certainly be substituted.

Ingredients

  • 3 sprays Pam Organic Olive Oil Spray
  • 2 tbsp Simply Organic Taco Seasoning, Southwest, from one packet - store the remainder in an airtight container.
  • 15 oz can Westbrae Natural Organic Black Beans, Vegetarian, drained
  • 15 oz Westbrae Natural Vegetarian Organic Kidney Beans, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 medium scallions, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup Organic Valley Shredded Mexican Blend cheese
  • 1/2 cup Organic Valley Sour Cream
  • 8 cups Fresh Express Veggie Lover's Salad

Instructions

  • Spray a frying pan with organic Pam. Add seasoning mix and cook 30-60 seconds to release the scent of the spices.
  • Add the water and mix thoroughly.
  • Add both beans and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the bean mixture from the heat and mash lightly with a fork or spatula.
  • ASSEMBLE
  • Place 2 cups of mixed greens on each plate and divide the bean mixture between the 4 servings. Top with sour cream, green onions, tomatoes, and cheese.
  • To make ahead or serve another day, refrigerate the bean mixture separately and rewarm and assemble fresh. This bean mix is also good as a snack with tortilla chips or as the basis of a vegetarian bean burrito.

Notes

Per Serving: Cals 353; Carbs 36: Fat 15: Protein 19

Weight Watchers Points Plus: 9

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