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Taco Salad

  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • 1 head lettuce, torn into bite size pieces
  • 1 16oz can Mexican kidney or pinto beans (drained)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups corn chips
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Cheddar or Longhorn)

Place lettuce in a large bowl, add onion, then tomatoes. Add drained beans, cheese and crushed corn chips. Toss all ingredients with Italian dressing.

Makes 12 servings

Optional:  ½ pound browned ground meat may be added.

Per Serving: 229 calories; 6gm protein, 15gm fat; 20gm carbohydrate; 370 mg sodium

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