Mexican Salad in a Tortilla (Ww 6 Pts)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a delicious recipe from Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook. The crunchy tortilla cups soak up the yummy dressing and become a treat on their own. To make the tortilla cups use my Tortilla Bowls The Weight Watchers cookbook calculates the calories to be 307. Zaars calculation is lower which would make the points value lower as well. I think the cooking spray might be counted in the calorie count by WW.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare tortilla cups as described in this recipe: Recipe #381215 or preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Then place 4 ovenproof 4" baking dishes upside-down on baking sheet, spray tortillas with nonstick cooking spray on both sides and drape over baking dishes.
  3. Spray 4 sheets of foil with nonstick cooking spray and place, sprayed side down, on top of each tortilla, molding the tortilla to dish. Bake until crisp (about 5 min) and allow to cool before removing foil.
  4. In large bowl, combine the fish or chicken, tomatoes, onion, peppers, cilantro, scallions and jalapeno.
  5. Place prepared tortilla cups on plates and fill with lettuce and cod mixture.
  6. In small bowl, whisk lime juice, oil and salt then drizzle over salads.
  7. Serve with lime wedges.
Most Helpful

This was excellent, easy and light!
I followed you instrucion for the tortilla shells (microwave method), used chicken, red bell peppers (instead of yellow and green) and I "lollo" salad. I didn't peel tomatoes as this is not necessary for us. I'm glad I had fresh cilantro as this combined with limes gives to this dish a fresh and tasty note.
Thanks a lot for you recipe!

awalde August 11, 2012

Yum, we really enjoyed this flavorful and colorful salad! I used the corn tortilla option - and you are right, the flavor was great with the dressing on it! I made some chicken seasoned with chili powder and cumin, then shredded and added to the mixture. Thanks for sharing! All You Can Eat Buffet Winter '12

Starrynews February 28, 2012

What a nice lunch, thank you Dreamer! I reduced the onion by half. Used yellow tomato instead of red, and banana pepper instead of jalapeno. The crispy fresh tortilla bowl is perfect. Mine took longer than 5 minutes but it probably just is my oven. Definitely adding this to my Leftovers book.

WiGal August 24, 2011