Taco Salad

This recipe is from Good and Cheap.

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In the summertime even avowed salad haters are willing to join the salad munching set. Ugh, seriously, it’s too hot to cook with heat! My apartment is already sauna-like. My fanning arm is growing weak. So this salad is for those who might feel hesitant about salad being a “real” meal. Taco salad is basically a deconstructed bunch of tacos in a bowl with some extra lettuce for kicks. You could call it “lazy tacos” or “summer taco bowl” or “crunch lunch” if it makes you feel better. 


Taco Salad
Print Recipe
A basic, yet fabulous lettuce salad topped with American style taco toppings.
Servings
2
Servings
2
Taco Salad
Print Recipe
A basic, yet fabulous lettuce salad topped with American style taco toppings.
Servings
2
Servings
2
Ingredients
Dressing
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or yogurt
  • 1 lime juiced
  • Salt and pepper
Salad
  • 4 cups lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup beans or pulled pork or ground beef
  • 2 small tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup corn canned or fresh
  • 2 - 3 scallions finely chopped
  • 1 cup tortilla chips roughly crushed
  • cheddar or queso fresco for sprinkling
Additions
  • cucumber chopped
  • jalapeno sliced or pickled
  • bell peppers chopped
  • carrots grated
  • salsa make your own!
Instructions
  1. Mix up the dressing and taste it. Adjust the salt, pepper, and lime to your liking.
  2. Mix the other ingredients in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over just before serving and toss to coat the salad evenly.
  3. Eat immediately, maybe with a few extra tortilla chips on the side. If you'd like some salsa with your salad, make your own!

3 Comments

  • Iris pagan says:

    I loved it n so did my family.
    Also it was cheap n easy to prepare.
    Thank you

  • Latosha M Broughton says:

    Sounds gOld I will try it

  • Anna Driver says:

    I tried this, it was pretty good, tweaked it a little bit, no scallions so I added some browned bits of onion, no carrots but local pantry had a lot of olives, they were tasty, also we all ain’t got no teeth, so I let the dressing sit on the tortillas for awhile. I have made it repeatedly. Also I sometimes mix in a pkg of taco season mix or serve it with biscuits instead of tortillas. Very Easy!

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