"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Happy Thursday to you! Several of you asked about the Taco Salad I made the other night for dinner, so wanted to share it with you. I didn't grow up eating Mexican food and it wasn't until I was in my late 30's that I had this salad. By that time I was eating Tacos on a regular basis, but just not in a salad. Of course, I didn't grow up eating Pizza either but once I discovered it I loved it.
Basically a Taco Salad is just a Taco deconstructed. We use all the same ingredients except for tortillas, we substitute Taco Chips for that.
Here is a rundown of what we put in ours, though yours may vary. We make it for just the two of us, and it makes two dinners. You may need to adjust quantities if you have a large family.
Salad greens-either Romaine or Iceburg lettuce. I prefer Romaine because it is healthier for you.
Ground Beef or Turkey(your preference)browned. You can also simmer it in a Taco seasoning if you have it sold at your grocery store.
1 onion-chopped; we prefer purple.
1 tomato cut up.
1 can slices black olives.
1 avocado, cut up
1 can of black beans
shredded cheese-we use Mexican(which is a blend of several cheeses)or Cheddar
Salsa-your choice, we also drizzle Ranch dressing on it.
Sour cream-again a personal preference
Generally, we break up our taco chips and just mix them in, but for the photo I put them at the side.
We didn't have any sour cream for this dinner. It is an easy summertime salad and kids love it, so do hubbies. I've also taken this as a quick dinner to friends. There you have it. If you've never made this, give it a try. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Blessings on your day! Noreen
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.