Ranch Hand Taco Salad


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  • Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • Lean ground turkey or chicken, cooked and seasoned with taco seasoning
  • Black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Corn kernels (fresh, canned, or frozen)
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Diced red onion
  • Diced avocado
  • Sliced jalapeños (optional)
  • Light ranch dressing (store-bought or homemade)


  1. Prepare the Base: In a large salad bowl, assemble a generous bed of chopped romaine lettuce as the base of your taco salad.
  2. Add Protein: Top the lettuce with cooked and seasoned lean ground turkey or chicken. Ensure it’s evenly distributed throughout the salad.
  3. Layer the Goodness: Sprinkle drained and rinsed black beans and corn kernels over the protein layer. These ingredients add a hearty texture and delicious flavor to your salad.
  4. Incorporate Freshness: Scatter diced tomatoes, red onions, and avocado over the salad. These vibrant vegetables not only enhance the visual appeal but also provide a burst of freshness with every bite.
  5. Optional Heat: For those who enjoy a bit of heat, add sliced jalapeños to your salad for an extra kick of flavor.
  6. Drizzle with Dressing: Finish off your Ranch Hand Taco Salad with a drizzle of light ranch dressing. Whether store-bought or homemade, the creamy ranch adds a delightful tanginess that ties the flavors together perfectly.
  7. Toss and Serve: Gently toss the salad to ensure all ingredients are well combined and coated with the dressing.
  8. Enjoy: Your Ranch Hand Taco Salad is now ready to be enjoyed! Serve it as a satisfying meal on its own or pair it with your favorite protein for added variety.

Conclusion: With our Ranch Hand Taco Salad recipe, you can savor the bold flavors of the Southwest while staying true to your health and wellness goals. Whether you’re following the  program or simply seeking a nutritious and flavorful meal, this zero-point salad is a winning choice. So whip up a batch today and delight in every vibrant, delicious bite!

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