taco salad


Like any human being I eat with my eyes so when I saw this tasty picture on 100 Days of Real Food, I was sold. I also enjoy the tapas, communal style of eating, placing everything on a big platter, choosing what looks best and diving in !

This Taco Salad reminds me of a gorgeous beast of a salad, Chili’s Quesadilla Explosion salad I used to devour only a lot healthier …

  • 1 head lettuce, washed and chopped
  • red onion
  • grass-fed ground beef or chicken
  • black beans
  • ¾ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin + extra for tortillas
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • tortilla chips
  • cheese
  • tomatoes*, diced (or pico de gallo, which is diced tomatoes mixed with onion, cilantro, chili peppers, and lime)
  • lite sour cream
  • bunch of coriander
  • 1 lime
  1. Turn the broiler in your oven on high.
  2. Melt the butter/oil in a medium-sized sauté pan over medium heat on the stove. Add the onions and cook for several minutes until they start to soften.
  3. Add the beef and beans to the pan. Break it up with a spatula while the beef browns. Season the meat mixture with the chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  4. Place tortillas on a large, ungreased baking sheet and sprinkle them with cheese. Put a few dashes of cumin on top of the cheese. Put them under the broiler for 2 – 3 minutes or until lightly brown.
  5. While the beef and tortillas are cooking, spread the lettuce out over a large serving platter then top it with rows of tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream.
  6. Add the cooked ground beef mixture in a row on the serving platter. When the tortillas are done and have cooled slightly, slice them (kitchen scissors or a pizza cutter work great for this) and add them to the platter as well.
  7. Sprinkle entire dish with fresh cilantro leaves and some fresh-squeezed lime juice. Serve immediately and enjoy!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks soooo tasty….making me hungry! 🙂

    1. palomino says:

      its soooo tasty … Im hungry again now too 😀

  2. Hey, how are you? I missed your blog. I lost the link somehow when cleaning up my desktop. Silly me. Thank you so much for liking a post today – which gave me your link again. I recommended your blog to a friend – was going to suggest the tummy bug recipe and just could not find you. Am glad to see you. 🙂

    1. sandra says:

      Hi Joycelin, I’m doing really well thank you ! Its nice to hear from you – Ive been AWOL for months 🙂 I cant even think of the article you mean but hopefully you’ll find it. I enjoy your writing so I’ll have to be good and get back on here more often X

      1. Nice to hear from you. 🙂

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