Friday, July 20, 2012

Tasty Taco Salad!!!

This salad is one of my Go To's in the summer's quick, easy, light and healthy.  You can mix this bad boy up any ol' way you see fit, just open up that vegetable drawer and go nuts!  I have included some my staples in the recipe below. Enjoy!

1 lb of Ground Meat (Turkey, Chicken, Beef)
1 Package of Taco seasoning
Approx 1/2 pint of Cherry Tomatoes
1Avacado Diced (Squeeze w/ lemon or lime juice to prevent browning)
1 Green Onion chopped.
(And I threw in some left over yellow pepper ( the choice is yours...))
1 cup of Cheddar Cheese
1 can of black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can of garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained)
Approx 2 cups of Green Leaf Lettuce, chopped
1 Small back of Cheese Doritos (broken into pieces)
2-3  Tablespoons of Fat Free or Light Thousand Island Dressing (To lightly coat salad)

In large salad bowl mix all the beans and vegetables.  In pan bring to medium high heat and brown the ground meat. Once browned, add taco seasoning on top to coat meat  (sometimes I add a tiny bit of water to spread the seasoning love) add to the vegetables in salad bowl.  Add cheese and top with enough dressing to lightly coat the salad. For an extra salty  crunch and to slightly negate all of your other healthier choices, top off salad with small bag of cheese Doritos!  YUM!

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  1. This salad looks delicious. Thank you for joining our blog hop today. I've already added you to my Google connect so I can follow you regularly. Please follow me too.

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  2. That looks so yummy! Will definitely have to try it. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. love taco salad. Makes me drool.

    new follower and hope you will follow back.

  4. Mmm this looks delicious! Glad I found your blog through the blog hop!


  5. One of my favorites! Your photo looks great! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  6. This looks really good!! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! I will be sharing your recipe on my facebook page.


    1. Thank you Robyn! I liked your FB page and thanks for sharing my recipe! :) Cheers!