For the Salad:
1 can of pinto or black beans, drained
1 lb Ground beef
1 pkg Taco seasoning
1 bell pepper, diced
1 onion, diced
1 pkg Spanish rice mix
Cook the ground beef and diced onions together. Mix in the taco seasoning. While the meat is cooking, also cook the rice according to package directions. In a large bowl, layer meat, beans and rice. Top with lettuce, then lastly the cheese and tomatoes. You could also add in some green onions, or black olives- all would be delicious! Top with some dressing and toss all together.
Low-fat Avocado Ranch Dressing
1 small container low fat or fat free cottage cheese
1 ripe avocado
1 pkg powdered ranch dressing mix
1 Tbsp lime juice
1/2 c. water (about)
Mix all ingredients together in a blender- you may need a little more or less water, make it to your desired thickness.