Monday, February 27, 2012

Margarita Monday: Taco Salad

Mexican cuisine is by far my favorite cuisine and one of the things I get cravings for all the time. It's not always the healthiest though. This recipe for Taco Salad takes care of my cravings but is served over greens, so it's a lot healthier than other taco salad recipes out there served in tostadas. It's also incredibly easy to make and sneaks mucho veggies in.

The first step is to make the meat topping. I usually make this with a lb of hamburger, but you could make it with ground turkey, chicken, or pork. There's actually only 3 ingredients in the meat.

Fresh salsa (2 cups)
Chopped fresh cilantro (1/4 cup)
Chopped red pepper (1 pepper)

I like to use a good quality salsa, like this one I find at Sam's Club (my area's Costco substitute)-

After browning and draining the fat off the meat, I toss in the bell peppers and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Then pour in the salsa until it's hot and bubbly-

Throw in the cilantro and the meat topping is done!

Put out all the toppings you want.

We are big fans of fresh grated cheddar!

The romaine lettuce is the base but we like to add cheese, tomatoes, green onions, more cilantro, crumbled tortilla chips, and sour cream. I like to add avocado when I have it, but I didn't have any on hand.

The only left to do is inhale the plate.

The next thing you know, your plate will be empty and you will be very sad.

FYI- I may have to go back and change the name of this post as there weren't actually any margaritas on this Margarita Monday. Or maybe I will just get a shot of tequila and call it good :)


  1. you could judt have the shot of tequila and says its for my birthday!

  2. I am doing fish taco salad tomorrow night and Mexican food is so yummy we use it as a go to dish when were working late nights!

  3. I could eat Mexican food mornin', noon, and nite'! :)