A Must-try Taco Salad Recipe For You

by G. Smittys - Date: 2010-10-03 - Word Count: 469 Share This!

Those who have tried taco salad will agree on how nutritious and delicious this salad is. It is colorful, crunchy and has a zing. The fresh and colorful ingredients make it look so inviting that you will have people asking for more. One could make this salad often and his or her family would still like it. Even guests will want to learn how you prepare this salad. They will all request you to give them the unique taco salad recipe.

It is indeed a very good recipe. Any chef would be delighted to share it with you. You can make this salad vegetarian or non-vegetarian as per your preference. The taco salad recipe that I will share with you is very simple and tasty. You can make it within minutes and add your own improvisations if you wish.

By itself, this is a superb recipe and needs no correction. The meat you add can depend upon your taste. You can add ground boneless chicken, ground chuck or even vegetarian meat crumbles. To make this superb salad, you will need to procure the following ingredients.
Ground Chuck/Boneless Chicken

Vegetarian meat crumbles - 1 lb
Milk - 1 cup
Garlic Powder - 1 tbsp
Chili Powder - 1 tbsp
Cumin - 2 tbsp
Salt & Pepper - to taste
Tortilla Chips (crushed) - 1 packet
Minced Garlic - 1 tbsp
Taco Cheese (shredded) - 1 packet
Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix - 1 packet
Mayonnaise - 1 cup
Tomatoes (diced) - 3 large
Red/sweet onion (diced) - 1 Medium
Lettuce (chopped) - 1

Once you have the ingredients, follow the steps below for a wonderful taco salad.

1) Firstly, cook the meat for about 5-10 minutes. Take some oil in a pan and cook the meat with the seasonings. Add garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook for about 10 minutes until the meat cooks well.
2) In a big bowl, mix all the veggies. Toss them well with the minced garlic.
3) In another medium-sized bowl, mix the mayonnaise, milk and the Hidden Valley Ranch dressing. Set this aside.
4) Crush the tortilla chips in the bag itself. Open up a little end of the bag and using a rolling pin; lightly crush the chips in the same bag.
5) Add the shredded cheese and the chips to the big bowl of veggies. Mix them up well. Then add the meat and the dressing and mix again.

Even children can make this salad under supervision of elders, of course. This salad, when ready, looks colorful with the greens of lettuce, reds of tomatoes, white from mayonnaise and cheese. It is juicy because of the added meat. The crunch of the chips makes every bite deliciously crunchy. There you have your bowl of some fantastic taco salad recipe, ready to be over within minutes! Make it once and take my word; your family and guests will love it. They will keep asking for more and you will have repeat requests to make this crunchy salad.

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