Mexican Style Salad
Updated: Feb 9
This simple burrito bowl inspired recipe incorporates a range of healthy ingredients from various food groups, each providing different key nutrients. Key message here... incorporating a wide variety of nutritious foods is key for a healthy, nutrient rich diet! For a 'burrito bowl', simply ensure the chicken and rice are hot to serve.
100g raw chicken breast, diced
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tomato , de-seeded and diced
1/8 red onion, diced
Squeeze of lime juice
1 tbsp low fat Greek yoghurt, i.e. plain Chobani or YoPro
Squeeze of lemon juice
1/4 cup canned black beans
1/4 cup canned corn
1⁄3 cup iceberg lettuce, shredded
1/4 cup uncooked brown basmati rice - can also use pre-cooked rice, Tilda sells a brown basmati
Optional: coriander, capsicum, avocado
Cook the brown basmati rice as per packet instructions.
Heat the olive oil in a fry pan on medium to high heat. Add the smoked paprika then the diced chicken breast.
Cook until the chicken is no longer pink on the inside.
In a small bowl add the tomatoes, red onion and lime juice together to make a salsa.
Drain the canned beans and corn.
In a small bowl mix together the Greek yogurt and lemon juice.
Add the rice, chicken, corn, black beans, lettuce and salsa to a container or bowl.
Top with a dollop of the Greek yoghurt mixture.
Saturated Fat: 2g
Nutrition tip: opting for salt reduced canned items, such as beans and corn can be helpful in reducing sodium content; as is rinsing before use. Although we all need some salt in our diet, we often eat too much. Eating too much salt increases our risk of high blood pressure, a risk factor for stroke, heart disease and chronic kidney disease.
Please note: although this recipe makes 'one serve' it is not to say this is the perfect nutritional quantity for a meal. Everyone has individual requirements and therefore the amount of each ingredient in this recipe may need to be altered for your needs.