Thursday, April 2, 2015

Taco Salad

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
Taco Chips

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!


  1. That looks well yummy and we sure will give it a go. Thank you so much for sharing it with us as we always like to try something new. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Looks delish!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. Taco salad is a favorite for Matthew and me! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Blessings, Cindy

  4. We have taco salad often. It's quick and easy, and if I add in extra lettuce and go lighter on the toppings, I can have a filling meal without too many calories. And now that you've mentioned it, I think we'll have taco salad for dinner tomorrow night.

  5. That looks so good. Have a very Blessed Easter weekend.

    Abby the Lab and her Mom and Dad Lin and Ezekiel

  6. This looks totally delicious. Thanks for sharing.


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