Mexican chicken tacos with chop salad and avocado dressing
heartfoundation.org.au|Helpline 13 11 12

Mexican chicken tacos with chop salad and avocado dressing

15 minutes (15 minutes)
Serves 4
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika; ¼ teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 400g lean chicken breast, halved horizontally
  • 1/2 iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
  • 1 large carrot, peeled, grated
  • 1 red capsicum (320g), halved, seeded, thinly sliced lengthways
  • 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 150g can of no added salt corn kernels, drained
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch spring onion, chopped
Avocado dressing: 
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat plain yoghurt
  • 8 small corn tortillas (approx. 30g per tortilla), to serve
  1. Combine ground cumin, paprika, chilli flakes, lime juice and olive oil in a large bowl. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3hours.
  2. Preheat non stick frying pan or gill and cook chicken for 4-5 minutes eachside, or until golden and cooked through. Thinly sliced chicken and set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, combine, lettuce, carrot, capsicum, tomato, corn kernels, coriander and spring onion.
  4. To make avocado dressing, mash avocado and combine with lime juice and yoghurt in a small bowl until smooth. Season with cracked pepper.
  5. Fill tortillas with chicken, chop salad and avocado dressing.

You might also be interested in

6 delicious and healthy soups

6 delicious and healthy soups

6 delicious and healthy soups

These healthy soup recipes are packed full of goodness but they also pack a punch when it comes to flavour....

Heart Healthy Dinner Plan

Heart Healthy Dinner Plan

Heart Healthy Dinner Plan

Sign up now and discover delicious, easy to follow dinner recipes. Plus shopping lists, tips and other helpful information to make healthy eating easy. ...

Almond & oat crusted salmon with vegetable kebabs

Almond & oat crusted salmon with vegetable kebabs

Almond & oat crusted salmon with vegetable kebabs

30 minutes

Asian recipes

Asian recipes

Asian recipes

Find heart healthy Asian recipes....

9 winter recipes that’ll keep you warm

9 winter recipes that’ll keep you warm

9 winter recipes that’ll keep you warm

These recipes prove that comfort food doesn't have to be bad for you....

Anzac pancakes with fruit topping

Anzac pancakes with fruit topping

Anzac pancakes with fruit topping

20 minutes
Serves 4 (3 per serve)

Baking recipes

Baking recipes

Baking recipes

Find heart healthy baking recipes ...

Six recipes for an eggcellent heart healthy Easter

Six recipes for an eggcellent heart healthy Easter

Six recipes for an eggcellent heart healthy Easter

Apple & cinnamon crepes served with Greek yoghurt

Apple & cinnamon crepes served with Greek yoghurt

Apple & cinnamon crepes served with Greek yoghurt

15-20 minutes
Serves 4

Beef recipes

Beef recipes

Beef recipes

Find heart healthy beef recipes....

Trek for Australian Hearts

Trek for Australian Hearts

Trek for Australian Hearts

Join the Heart Foundation in South Australia for the journey of a lifetime, trekking the ancient Flinders Ranges to help save Australian hearts....

Heart Foundation Recovery Support and Resources

Heart Foundation Recovery Support and Resources

Heart Foundation Recovery Support and Resources

Heart Foundation programs and resources to support your recovery....

Heart Health Check Toolkit

Heart Health Check Toolkit

Support us and help save Australian hearts

Support us and help save Australian hearts

Support us and help save Australian hearts

Join the fight against Australia’s biggest killer by supporting the Heart Foundation.  ...

Aboriginal heart health

Aboriginal heart health

Aboriginal heart health

Visit the St Vincents Hospital NSW and Heart Foundation Aboriginal heart health website for more information...

Personal Walking Plan

Personal Walking Plan

Personal Walking Plan

Feel healthier and happier in six weeks with a free Personal Walking Plan...

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Join our community of fundraisers who are committed to taking action to fight heart disease....

Are you at risk of heart disease?

Are you at risk of heart disease?

Are you at risk of heart disease?

There is no single cause for any one heart condition, but there are risk factors that increase your chance of developing one. ...

Support for young adults: Online events

Support for young adults: Online events

Support for young adults: Online events

A series of virtual events for young adults on managing emotional wellbeing. ...

Permanent Pacemaker (PPM)

Permanent Pacemaker (PPM)

A small, battery-powered device that is fitted under the skin of your upper chest....

Healthy Active by Design

Healthy Active by Design

Healthy Active by Design

Improving the design of our cities, towns, streets and buildings makes it easier for Australians to lead heart-healthy lives....

Heart-healthy drinks

Heart-healthy drinks

Heart-healthy drinks

While water is clearly the most heart-healthy drink, there are ther drinks that can be enjoyed in moderation. ...

Clinical resources: Coronary heart disease and mental health

Clinical resources: Coronary heart disease and mental health

The prevalence of depression is high in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD)....

Meditation helped Grant recover from his heart attack

Meditation helped Grant recover from his heart attack

Meditation helped Grant recover from his heart attack

Thankfully for Grant Byrne, a lifelong Led Zeppelin fan, some quick thinking helped him avoid a stairway to heaven. Read Grant’s heart attack story now. ...

Know your risk: Family history and heart disease 

Know your risk: Family history and heart disease 

Know your risk: Family history and heart disease 

A family history of heart disease could mean you are at greater risk....

Cardiac Rehabilitation Advocacy

Cardiac Rehabilitation Advocacy

Fats, oils and heart health

Fats, oils and heart health

Fats, oils and heart health

Get the right balance of healthy fats in your diet ...

Automated Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD or AICD)

Automated Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD or AICD)

This is a device inserted into your chest to return abnormal heart rhythms to normal using electrical impulses. ...

How can I eat more fruit and vegetables for a healthy heart?

How can I eat more fruit and vegetables for a healthy heart?

How can I eat more fruit and vegetables for a healthy heart?

Donate Monthly | Become a Regular Donor

Donate Monthly | Become a Regular Donor

Donate Monthly | Become a Regular Donor

Join the fight against heart disease....

Register your cardiac service with the Heart Foundation

Register your cardiac service with the Heart Foundation

This cardiac services directory presents information on cardiac rehab programs offered across Australia....

Nutrition after a heart attack

Nutrition after a heart attack

Nutrition after a heart attack

Discover key information on heart-healthy eating and drinking....

10 steps to protect your heart health

10 steps to protect your heart health

10 steps to protect your heart health

Ready to help your heart keep on beating? Here are 10 important ways to reduce your risk of heart disease for a healthier life.  ...

Cardiomyopathy; another health curveball for Ange

Cardiomyopathy; another health curveball for Ange

Cardiomyopathy; another health curveball for Ange

A story from Ange Foster ...

Women's heart stories

Women's heart stories

Women's heart stories

Women's stories from around Australia...

Q&A with Dr Caleb Ferguson

Q&A with Dr Caleb Ferguson

Q&A with Dr Caleb Ferguson

An education program to promote self-care for people living with atrial fibrillation (INFORM-AF)...

Heart disease and pregnancy

Heart disease and pregnancy

Heart disease and pregnancy

Pregnancy is often referred to as the “ultimate stress test” for the body....

Leaving a gift in your Will: A lasting legacy

Leaving a gift in your Will: A lasting legacy

Leaving a gift in your Will: A lasting legacy

One of the most powerful ways to help support a future without heart disease is to include a gift to the Heart Foundation in your Will...

Taking your medicines

Taking your medicines

Taking your medicines

There are many medicines that treat heart attack, angina, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other heart conditions....

Returning to work after a heart attack

Returning to work after a heart attack

Returning to work after a heart attack

Discover how to plan for your return to work....