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Mason Jar Taco Salad with Avocado-Cilantro Dressing

This taco salad, that fits snugly into four quart-sized, wide-mouth Mason jars, is ideal to make ahead and bring to work, a picnic, or a barbecue.


4 Servings

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Cooking Tip: Be sure to drain the beans thoroughly before adding them to the Mason jars, otherwise the extra liquid will dilute the salad dressing.

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Keep it Healthy: To bulk up salads so they’re both healthy and filling, add beans or cooked whole grains, tofu, or chicken.

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Tip: The salad is layered in the Mason jar in a certain order so that the ingredients stay crisp in the fridge for a few days; the salad dressing is put in first so it stays on the bottom and doesn’t make the other ingredients soggy.

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Tip: Make It Kid-Friendly: Let the kids do all the layering of the ingredients in the Mason jars.


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Nutrition Facts

Calories 448
Total Fat 12.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.5 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Sodium 406 mg
Total Carbohydrate 63 g
Dietary Fiber 17 g
Sugars 13 g
Protein 27 g
Dietary Exchanges
3 starch, 3 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat

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