Mexican Side Salad – WLS Recipes

Steph Wagner

September 30, 2013

Mexican Side Salad – WLS Recipes


Mexican Side Salad | WLS Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Sides can be a tricky thing sometimes. It’s so easy to find yourself coming back to things like rice, pasta, potatoes or a can of corn. It’s easy. It makes people happy. No thinking necessary. Just a basic side, ya know?

Cutting out starches in an American diet is no easy task. We are used to filling in the gaps of our plates, and our stomaches with something starchy. Fast to put together and inexpensive to purchase. Staying creative with clean foods and fresh vegetables can be baffling. How can I find something new when I can only think of a few things?

Even I hit this road bump on occasion. And salads are easily put into a boring category. Although I would like to defend a good side salad! There is so much variety that can happen in a side salad, which I will elaborate on later this week. For today, I present to you an easy Mexican side salad. Goes great with a Mexican meatloaf or a bowl of Chicken Tortilla Soup. Just a little something to give you flavor and texture to balance out your meal. (Of course you can always top it with ground beef for a traditional taco salad too!)

Mexican Side Salad - WLS Recipes

Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: Mexican, No Cook
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, torn
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup salsa of choice
  • 1/3 cup 2% shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 tbsp fat free Greek yogurt
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, wedged


  • Layer romaine on serving plates.
  • Add layer of black beans.
  • Add layer of salsa and Roma tomatoes.
  • Add dollop of Greek yogurt and sprinkle with cheese.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4531IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Side Salad - WLS Recipes
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 82 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 298mg13%
Potassium 462mg13%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 4531IU91%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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