Individual Taco Salad Cups, 1points+

by DanicasDaily on November 1, 2011

Happy Biggest Loser Day or what should be Biggest Loser Day if the wind didn’t mess up your cable, internet and phone!  Oh well, it totally gives me something to look forward to tomorrow.  Since I managed to leave my camera at work on my way to rush out to catch the train, tonight’s post is going to be all about the super fun and delicious dinner we had.

I am really trying to be good about using up our leftovers in creative ways versus just freezing everything or tossing it out.  We still had a package of Won Tons leftover from the Creamy Pumpkin Pie Bites and a bunch of containers in the fridge from our Taco Salad Pizza night.

Put them both together and you come up with these fantastic crunchy, totally stuffed Taco Salad Cups that might just be better than Healthy Nachos & Sweet Potato BLTA Nachos!

I am a FAN of anything that is bite sized and mini, but, especially when they come in low points+ bites that are loaded with all of my favorite nacho toppings. Crunchy “taco shells”, spicy turkey taco meat, creamy beans, sweet cherry peppers, cheese, olives, hot sauce and more ~ Yes, please!

Did I mention that it takes less than 30 minutes to make these cups from start to finish??? What are you waiting for ~ go get your Taco Salad Cups on!

INDIVIDUAL TACO SALAD CUPS (print it!)

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INGREDIENTS

  • 10 Thin Won Ton Wrappers (New Hong Kong Won Tons have the lowest points+!)
  • 1/2 cup fat free refried beans, warmed
  • 1/2 cup ground turkey taco meat, cooked
  • 1 oz low fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 Tbsp black olives & sweet cherry peppers, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp 0% Greek Yogurt, drizzled (it’s your sour cream!)
  • Hot sauce and cilantro to garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray a large muffin pan with nonstick spray and line with won ton wrappers.  Bake for 3-4 minutes or until golden and browned.  Make sure to watch the won tons because they cook quickly.

2.  Layer up your taco salads!  Start by placing 1 tsp of beans and meat into each “taco shell”.  Then, top with lettuce, tomatoes, olives, cherry peppers and cheese. 

3.  Place Greek yogurt into a Ziploc baggie and cut off a small corner.  Drizzle over taco salads.  Top with a dash of hot sauce and cilantro, if using, and dig in.

Makes 10 Individual Taco Salads, 1 points+ each

Note ~ For those wondering ~ It is 10 points+ for the ENTIRE plate ~ DEAL!

Nutritional information per Individual Taco Salad

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STEP – BY – STEP

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Spray each muffin cup with nonstick spray, then, line with one won ton pressing down to for a mini taco shell.

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Bake for 3-4 minutes, remove, plate and your taco shells are ready to be filled.

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Divide the refried beans evenly among the taco shells.

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Layer on your taco meat ~ this is excellent when you want something different after you had tacos, burritos or nachos the night before.

Make if vegetarian using Soy Crumbles or Soyrizo!

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Bulk up your salads with some green….

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Then, layer in all your favorite toppings ~ I went with pickled sweet cherry peppers (like jalapenos), crunchy, fresh sweet yellow peppers, cilantro and olives.

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Drizzled with my 0 points+ Greek Yogurt Sour Cream and hot sauce.

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Don’t forget the cheese!!! I added it at the end because I did which might be a sign you don’t need it.

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These are just as fun to make as they are to eat ~ they can work as an appetizer or make it a meal and eat the entire plate.

Q’s

As you all know, I have a pretty big fascination with Won Tons and finding all the different ways I can use them.  So, tonight’s question is…..if you had a crunchy won ton shell sitting in front of you right now, what would you put in it?

One thought came to mind….bananas and nutella!

On that note ~ Night all!

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kristen November 1, 2011 at 10:50 pm

These look awesome! Can’t wait to try them. I definitely have a mild obsession with wonton wrappers as well – here is one for banana and nutella – http://www.slenderkitchen.com/banana-and-nutella-dessert-wontons/

2 missmarisol November 1, 2011 at 11:30 pm

oooooooohhhhh you know I will be trying this recipe.

3 Jeannie Royack November 2, 2011 at 4:12 am

I’d go Greek and add some hummus and feta!!!

4 Marisa @ Loser for Life November 2, 2011 at 5:01 am

How fun!!! And yummy :)

5 Sami November 2, 2011 at 5:56 am

awesome recipe, danica! i can’t wait to make these for the boyfriend. he LOVES taco salad!

xo.

6 Lisa November 2, 2011 at 7:53 am

YUM!! Thanks for the great idea Danica. I would make mini pizza’s. Use either homeade or bottled pizza sauce, turkey pepporoni, and low fat cheese, etc. You can get really creative with these. I love all things crunchy so I really like the won tons!

7 christine November 2, 2011 at 9:10 am

Right now, I would go breakfast……scrambled eggs, morning star sausage, salsa and cheese….sounds familiar doesn’t it?

8 Joy November 2, 2011 at 11:23 am

What a great idea Danica… I love layered taco dip when watching football games, so this will be a fun alternative!!

9 sarah@spinach and spice November 2, 2011 at 1:14 pm

What a fun appetizer!
I couldn’t help but to think of Skyline Chili dip when I read your question..
Layer cream cheese, skyline chili, and cheddar cheese and bake.
That is definitely the Cincinnatian in me coming out!
Gotta have life’s little pleasures huh? :)
But I think it would make for a great wonton crunchy wrap!

10 Christin@purplebirdblog November 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Love these!! I’d fill a taco wonton shell at this very moment with rice, chopped sauteed green beans, and some kind of curried meat, maybe pork or beef! :)

11 Roz@weightingfor50 November 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

These look fantastic Danica!! I’m a big fan on wontons (I make them into “chips”) and will absolutely be making these soon!!! Happy Wednesday.

12 Tami@Nutmeg Notebok November 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Right now I think it would need to be something with pumpkin, have you done a pumpkin wonton yet?

13 BroccoliHut November 2, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Cute! I think I would put some chocolate and banana action in a wonton right now :)

14 ErinK. November 2, 2011 at 6:38 pm

black bean and corn salsa from TJ! or maybe some apples, cinnimon and frozen yogurt.

15 Juanita Wade November 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm

To funny, I made these last night but guess what?..I FORGOT THE DARN LETTUCE…..Can you even believe that. I had seen these some where and I was like, hmmm easy and looks really good. Yep made um and thought what am I missin?…LETTUCE……Ughhh They were very good though

16 DanicasDaily January 22, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Hi Tami,

Yes, Pumpkin Pie Won Ton Bites! Here is the link.

http://danicasdaily.com/recipage?recipe_id=6004867

Although, I think pumpkin ravioli’s would be amazing too.

Danica

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