Looking for recipes for a perfect Mexican salad? Here are some simple and easy taco salad recipes to be served on a perfect Mexican summer day! Read on to how to make one.

Taco Salad Recipes

Taco salad is an absolute favourite among kids and adults alike. There are different versions of making a taco salad. While some add guacamole, others add sour cream for that extra kick. Yet others use a variety of dressings to make it better tasting. Taco salad is a Mexican-inspired dish that contains just too many calories for a salad, but since it pleases all food aficionados, this factor makes up for the calorie overdose. This salad can be made healthy by the adding greens and beans, as more than adding variety, the greens and beans add some serious proteins to the diet. Taco salad can be made at any get together or family function. The preparation for the same can be made more fun by involving kids during the making of the dish. The best aspect of the dish is that it can be equally suited to vegetarians and non vegetarians, just by changing the basic mix. The salad can be heated or served cold, depending on individual preferences. Tacos are available all around the world, but here are some recipes that will make your mouth water!
How To Make Taco Salad
Messy Mexican Salad
  • 1 pound Lean Minced Beef
  • 1pound Cheddar Cheese
  • 15 oz Ranch Style Beans
  • Few leaves Lettuce (shredded)
  • 1½ oz Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 16 oz Dressing
  • 14½ oz Tortilla Chips
  • Mix the cheese and lettuce together in large bowl and keep aside.
  • Take another bowl and mix the beans, dressing and taco seasoning. Keep aside.
  • Roast the beef brown and drain the water.
  • Add the beef to the dressing mixture, and then add this to the cheese and lettuce.
  • Refrigerate.
  • Before serving, crush the tortilla chips and add to the salad mixture.  
  • If you are making tacos only, then add the mixture to the taco shells.
Turkey Taco Salad
  • 5 cups Cooked Turkey Meat (preferably left over, chopped)
  • 1 cup Celery (finely chopped)
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper
  • 3 tbsp Sweet Pickle
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Cilantro (dried)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • Mix all the above and stir slightly, without crumbling the ingredients.
  • Season with salt, pepper and cilantro.
  • Refrigerate before serving.
Vegetarian Taco Salad
  • 4 cups Lettuce (Shredded)
  • 1 cup Vine Ripened Tomatoes
  • 1 Avocado (peeled and diced)
  • 2 Green Onions (chopped)
  • 2/3 cup Red Kidney Beans
  • 2/3 cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Black Olives
  • 1/3 cup Salsa
  • 1/3 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 oz. Tortilla Chips
  • In a large bowl, toss the lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, onions, beans and olives.
  • In a separate cup, blend the salsa and sour cream together. Make sure that the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour over the vegetables and stir well.
  • Refrigerate.
  • Before serving, sprinkle the tortilla chips over this mixture.
Italian Taco Salad
  • A few leaves Lettuce
  • 1 Tomato (diced)
  • ½ bottle Italian Dressing
  • 1 bag Shredded Cheese
  • 16 oz. Corn Chips/Tortilla Chips
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 2 cups Minced Beef Or Chicken
  • Take a large salad bowl and combine the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and corn chips.
  • The meats must be cooked and drained of water. Now, add taco seasoning.
  • Spread the meat in a salad bowl and place all the combined ingredients in it.
  • Add the Italian seasoning and toss the salad.
  • Keep chilled and serve.

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