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Salad Tacos with Refried Beans

Salad Tacos with Refried Beans

It’s a salad… no it’s a taco…. it’s both! This is a fun dish for a warm summer night. It is tasty and not too heavy, but is filling.

Salad tacos

3 cups romaine hearts, shredded
1 avocado, cut in small chunks
1 tablespoon diced green chilies
¼ cup corn
¾ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
¼ cup black olives, sliced
8 taco shells
Refried beans
3 cups pinto beans, canned or home cooked
¾ cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup onion, diced
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon granulated onion


¾ cup Vegenaise*, or healthy mayonnaise of choice
4 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
½ teaspoon granulated onion
1/3 cup water

  • To make refried beans, sauté onions in frying pan on medium low in oil. Cook until tender. Stir in garlic and add beans, reduce heat to low. Add water, mash beans with potato masher or wooden spoon. Remove from heat and add seasonings.
  • Make sauce by whisking ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine taco salad ingredients in a bowl, except for taco shells.
  • Serve taco bar style laying out taco shells, then beans, then salad ingredients. Top with sauce.

Serves: 4
Total cooking time: 35 minutes

* Vegenaise is a vegan mayonnaise made by the Follow Your Heart Company. It tastes almost exactly like mayonnaise, especially in salads like above. We use it in all our “mayo” type dressings and just love it. There are a variety of types of Vegenaise, we use the one made with Grapeseed oil. Not only is it eggless, but it also doesn’t have the over-refined sweeteners, fillers, gums or colorings that may be found in regular mayonnaise

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Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.


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9:24PM PDT on Sep 5, 2013

Yum :) , thanks

10:16PM PDT on Aug 24, 2013

salad taco minus the refried beans would be good

6:17AM PDT on Aug 20, 2013


8:51AM PDT on Aug 19, 2013

Sounds yummy .... thanks

7:37AM PDT on Aug 19, 2013

Thank you but not for me.

2:26AM PDT on Aug 19, 2013

Sounds good thanks

9:03PM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

Thank you for sharing

7:38PM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

YUM! Thanks!

6:30PM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

Thanks for sharing. Sounds really good.

6:30PM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

Sounds tasty

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