Taco Salad

the ultimate gateway salad

the ultimate gateway salad

If you have trouble getting the guy/girl/kids in your life to eat salads, this is the salad to make them.

And if they still proclaim to hate salads then remove them from your life immediately…no-one needs that kind of negativity.

try to buy organic lettuce if possible to reduce your pesticide burden

try to buy organic lettuce if possible to reduce your pesticide burden

I served up a big bowl of this to hubs, saying as I plonked it on the table: “I know there’s a lot. You don’t have to eat it all, we can save some for lunch tomorrow.”

The words had barely left my mouth before the bowl was clean.

You could also serve with crushed corn chips...if you can tolerate corn

You could also serve with crushed corn chips…if you can tolerate corn

What can I say? My man likes his salads with plenty of meat and cheese.

It’s one of the many reasons I married him.

Taco Salad (serves 2-3)

  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsps salsa
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp butter
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan then add the onion and garlic. Let the onion fry for a few minutes to get some colour and absorb the butter.
  2. Add the beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. When the beef is browned, add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Stir through then remove from heat, stir in the salsa and let cool.
  3. Toss the lettuce with the cheese in a large salad bowl. Add the avocado chunks, followed by the meat and gently toss some more until it all combines.
  4. Serve with a dollop of sour cream on top.

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6 thoughts on “Taco Salad

  1. I too would sub some other green leafy thing for iceberg. But what I really wanted to say was that it might be fun to scrunch up a few taco chips and sprinkle on top just before serving. Just to carry the taco idea one step further.

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