Salmon Taco Salad

This low carb taco salad recipe uses moist and tender salmon rather than ground beef and is one of the best taco salad recipes you will find. You can also dress the salmon up with taco seasoning, and add a spoonful of low fat sour cream for an extra punch of flavor. This king among taco salads will put other unhealthy dorito taco salad recipes to shame.

With a fun mix of lettuce tomatoes and other toppings you choose (play with kidney beans, pinto beans, sliced black olives, and low-fat sharp cheddar cheese), you can be sure that this protein-packed meal idea will please your mouth and allow you to stick to your healthy game plan.

Taco Salad with Ezekiel tortillas                

For this recipe, we created a taco salad shell using Ezekiel tortillas, which is a tortilla made from sprouted grains including barley, beans, millet, spelt, and wheat. It is healthier because it is made from whole grains and sprouted, which means it contains less gluten than regular dry grains. It also has a lower glycemic index, making it safer for diabetics, while it’s high in soluble fiber that will keep you full for longer without piling on the calories. By molding it into a bowl shape and then baking it, it puts a delicious spin on a classic favorite.

Salmon is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease. The avocado in this dish is an excellent source of B-6 and also omega-3 fatty acids. It adds a creaminess to the dish as a contrast to the acidity of the pico de gallo. You can make portions of the salmon, pico de gallo, and keep avocados and mixed greens on hand so that lunch or dinner is just minutes to put together. A couple of wedges of lime puts the finishing touches on a wonderful meal. For those special occasions,  create a spread for DIY taco salad for a crowd–now that’s a party we all get behind.

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