Friday, May 27, 2011

Simple Summer Supper - Taco Salad

This is a perfect easy quick dinner. We love taco salad in the house and simple summer dinners is where it's at during the week.
This is really one of my favorite meals. I LOVE a crunchy salad and this has it all. This is a dinner you can throw together in minutes.

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Simple Summer Supper - Taco Salad

Just chop up some lettuce or use a bag of iceberg lettuce from the store.
Toss with:
1 lb ground beef or turkey seasoned with taco seasoning
1 c. shredded cheese
Two diced tomatoes
Two chopped green onions
I can of black olives
1 small can of red kidney beans rinsed
Sour Cream
Optional is a splash of your favorite salad dressing
I bag of tortilla chips

Dressing of your choice. We like ranch with salsa and sour cream all thrown on top.
Crunch up some chips in a bowl serve your salad and dressing of choice on top and enjoy. I make this all year long but when it is hot this is perfect. You can cook up some ground meat ahead and freeze in batches and just take out to thaw the day you are going to make the salad. If you really want to jazz it up try my homemade salsa. Ole!


  1. Yay! I'm commenting! Oh, no, your posts are always wonderful! Now Taco salad is one of our favorites!! Blogger is really having some issues now and I'm prying it will straightened itself up soon!
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    Shelia ;)

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  3. Oh i have to try this one!! Yum!!

  4. I had this for dinner tonight - it is my go to quick meal. I leave out the beans, use green olives stuffed with jalapenos, no chips and add avocado.

    So filling & yummy!

  5. Looks great! As soon as the weather got hot here, the last few days-we broke out the salad fixings! Too hot to cook! Thanks, always nice to have some new ideas!

  6. I can't wait for some hot weather to try this out!

  7. Oh yummy! I bought ingredients for tacos this weekend but may have to switch to this! Thanks for sharing.

  8. That's one of our favorite summer meals as well. In fact, my daughter made it last night. I have been craving it since hearing her mention it!!!

  9. Yum! I LOVE Taco Salad! My recipe is almost identical to this, but I don't add the beans. I think I'm going to have to next time! Thank you for sharing!!

  10. This sounds perfect! I haven't made taco salad in a very long time! Love your recipe!

  11. I love Taco Salad too. I'm craving for it now because of your mouthwatering pic. :)Happy weekend.

  12. We had this on Thursday. I also ended up wrapping extra Taco salad in fajitas wraps. Very yummy. Plan on having this as a meal during the summer months.

  13. Looks delicious. I'll just swap out the red beans for black beans and good to go. Thanks.

  14. Sounds good, I will give it a try!

  15. That looks yummy. I'm gonna have to give that a try!