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Spinach Vegetarian Taco Salad


Make this taco salad extra delicious by melting the cheese into the fake meat and bean mixture. You don't even need any dressing because of all the toppings. This is a filling salad that eats like a meal.

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  • 4 ServingsServings


  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 - 12 oz. package veggie ground round
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 – 16 ounce can black beans
  • 2-3 ounces Les Petite Monterey Jack cheese
  • 10 oz. fresh spinach
  • 1 small cucumber, cubed
  • 1 pepper, cut up
  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
  • Fresh salsa
  • Tortilla chips, crushed
  • Cubed Avocado or Guacamole


Saute onion with a small amount of oil, cook until fragrant.  Add veggie ground round.  Cook until beginning to brown.  Add seasonings and water.  Stir until all mixed in well.  Add cheese.  Add black beans and stir.  Remove from heat allow to cool slightly.

Layer spinach on a plate, top with cucumbers and peppers and cabbage.  Then layer on the beef/bean mixture, fresh salsa, avocado chunks and crushed tortilla chips.