Taco Salad Recipes
Taco salad is a crunchy Mexican salad that is colorful and tasty. There are several taco salad recipes, as this is a versatile salad. You could add your own ingredients and make your own version of taco salad. However, if you make taco salad at home, use fresh ingredients and you will find that your family will ask for more.
Tacos are a traditional Mexican dish made from corn or wheat flour tortillas but mostly corn flour. Tacos are very popular and people all over the world love them. Typical fillings are beef tacos, chicken tacos, shrimp tacos, fish tacos, pork tacos, and roasted vegetables tacos. The shells are fill with a number of ingredients and meat. Then, serve it with salsa.
Taco salad is the version of the same dish. Most of the ingredients that go into making tacos can make taco salad as well. The best part about this salad is that it is so much fun to make it, crunchy to eat it and it looks very colorful. On top of all these qualities, this salad is healthy and nutritious. As mentioned earlier, there are unlimited versions of taco salad. From the several different taco salad recipes available, there is a very basic and a simple style. You could add other ingredients if you wish.
First, you must know a secret to making a good Taco salad. The most important thing that you must remember before making any salad is that the ingredients you use must be as fresh as you can get. Yes, trust me that this is the key to a good Taco salad. The veggies, meat and greens that you use must be crunchy, fresh and juicy. Using good quality fresh ingredients makes a great salad.
Since there are plenty of taco salad recipes requiring use of meat, over the Internet, I will share with you a recipe that is very simple. You can add any meat to it, even cooked, shredded chicken. Feel free to make your own improvisations. You will need the following ingredients for a basic taco salad.
Water – ¾ cup
Lean ground beef – 1 pound
Corn chips – 2 cups
Onion soup mix – ¼ cup
Green bell pepper (chopped) – ¼ cup
Hot pepper sauce – 1 to 2 tsps.
Lettuce (shredded) – 2 cup
Tomato (diced) – ½ cup
Cheddar cheese (shredded) – 1 cup
Black olives (sliced) – ½ cup
Now, just follow the following steps to get an awesome taco salad.
1) In a pan, brown the beef.
2) Add onion soup mix and water and cook for about 10-15 minutes.
3) Add the hot pepper sauce. Keep aside.
4) In a big salad bowl toss together chopped tomatoes, bell pepper, olives, shredded lettuce and cheese.
5) Add the cooked meat on top and sprinkle crushed taco chips or corn chips on top. Serve with taco sauce.
From the various taco salad recipes available, this is a tried and tested one. It will surely leave your guests and family craving for more.
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