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Huge Vegetarian Taco Salad

This filling meatless taco salad is ideal for meal prep lunches.

Course Salads
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 435 kcal
Author Hello Veggie


For the Creamy Lime Dressing

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked in water for 4-8 hours and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt to taste

For the Farro Taco Meat

  • 1 cup farro cooked according to package instructions and drained (about 2 1/2 cups cooked)
  • 1/2 cup mild salsa
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste

For the salad

  • 2 medium heads romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 large tomato diced or 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen fire-roasted corn kernels thawed
  • 1 cup broken tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • Cilantro lime wedges, salsa, sliced black olives, and/or guacamole for serving, if desired


To make the Creamy Lime Dressing: 

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy and season with salt to taste.

To make the Farro Taco Meat:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook the farro, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until heated through. Set aside.

To assemble the salad: 

  1. Divide the lettuce onto 4 salad bowls or plates. Layer the remaining toppings as follows: diced tomato, black beans, corn, farro taco meat, tortilla chips and green onions. Drizzle the Creamy Lime Dressing over the salads. Top with optional garnishes, if desired.

Recipe Notes

If you like a lot of dressing, you may want to double the dressing recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Huge Vegetarian Taco Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 /4 of recipe)
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 131
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.6g22%
Saturated Fat 2.1g13%
Carbohydrates 63.4g21%
Fiber 18g75%
Sugar 12.3g14%
Protein 17.9g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.