Guilt-Free Mexican Food Recipes: Fiesta Taco Salad & Vegan Queso Sauce

If you’ve recently driven by a massive billboard displaying a juicy, meat-packed burrito, we don’t blame you if your mouth watered a bit. After all, who can’t resist the deliciously zesty, cultural flavors of Mexican food? This week, get your health on with our raw, vegan Fiesta Taco Salad and Vegan Queso Sauce. This dish is fun to create and perfect for a nutrient-filled get-together!

Q: What makes this Fiesta Taco Salad guilt-free?

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There’s no fat nor grease in this salad, which is usually what makes you feel heavy and out of shape after eating a traditional burrito or taco. Plus, my Fiesta Taco Salad of course doesn’t contain any animal meat; instead, you get the benefits of anti-inflammatory walnuts in your taco “meat.” There are a lot of raw veggies in here too for your daily dose of antioxidants and phyonutrients.

Q: There are five components to this salad. What would you say to home chefs who might be a bit intimidated?

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Actually, once you gather all the ingredients (some of which you probably already have in your fridge), most of the recipes just involve blending and mixing. It’s a simple dish and you can even have your kids help with whisking if they feel so inclined.

Q: What other ways can you eat this salad?

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I recommend serving this dish with organic tortilla chips. You can present it as a dip or simply eat it like a regular salad—either way, you can get your Mexican food fix. You can also substitute the tortilla chips and top the salad with healthy croutons. Feel free to add your favorite raw veggies to it, too!

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Fiesta Taco Salad
Fiesta Taco Salad

 


Don’t be surprised if your friends and family clean this up in a matter of minutes. This super-silky queso sauce will have even your non-vegan friends think there’s real cheese in there! Containing red bell pepper, you’ll also consume more than your daily dose of Vitamin C by dipping into this sauce. This is ideally served with the Fiesta Taco Salad to amp up the Mexican-themed celebration.

Vegan Queso Sauce
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Get the tasty satisfaction of mojito without the hangover effects of alcohol. This Minty Limeade gives you just enough of that tang and a surge of hydration for your body. Better yet? It’s just 5 calories per serving, so drink up!

Refreshing Minty Limeade
Refreshing Minty Limeade

 


Whipped up a dish you fell in love with? Share your vegan or plant-based recipe with your fellow healthy eaters! Your recipe may be featured on myHDiet.com and in the Fall In Love Again With Food Again newsletter.


 

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