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Blue Corn Chip Salad

2 servings

Source: 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal Barnard, MD; recipe by Jason Wyrick of the Vegan Culinary Experience

Blue corn chips are a feast for the eyes and the taste buds.

About the Recipe

239 Calories · 10 g Protein · 15 g Fiber
Lunch · Snack
Gluten-free · Nut-free

Double check the blue corn chips to confirm no wheat is added to the ingredients list.


Makes 2 Servings

  • baked blue corn chips, other colored corn chips can be substituted (4 cups)
  • small head red-leaf lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces (1)
  • cooked black beans, rinsed (16 ounces)
  • salsa (1 cup)
  • roasted red peppers, sliced into strips about 2" long by 1/2" thick (3)
  • Roma tomato, diced (1)
  • green pumpkin seeds (1/4 cup)


  1. Place the corn chips on the plates first. Any baked corn chips can be used, but blue offers a little color!

  2. Next, add the lettuce, torn into bite-size strips.

  3. Then, add roasted red peppers, sliced into strips about 2 inches long by a 1/2 inch thick.

  4. Top it off with the beans, tomatoes, and salsa.

  5. Options: If you add green pumpkin seeds, make them the final ingredients you place on the salad.

    Core Concepts: Baked corn chips make excellent croutons. They are a perfect substitute for the bready kind that are usually fried in and laden with oil.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving

Calories: 239
Protein: 10 g
Carbohydrate: 39 g
Sugar: 16 g
Total fat: 2 g
     Calories from fat: 9%
Fiber: 15 g
Sodium: 340 mg

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