This easy mexican taco salad will become your go-to weekday recipe to please the whole family. Rated 5 stars by our users, this flavorful salad is fast, easy, and so delicious. Ready in just minutes flat, this salad makes the perfect accompaniment to a busy weeknight or a tight schedule. With an authentic and flavorful edge, this salad soars above the rest in its simplicity, short ingredient list, and speed. This would also make for a perfect Cinco de Mayo dinner or lunch.
12 ounces ground round
2 cups chopped yellow, red, or green bell pepper
2 cups bottled salsa
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 cups coarsely chopped romaine lettuce
2 cups chopped plum tomato
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup crumbled baked tortilla chips (about 12 chips)
1/4 cup chopped green onions
How to Make It
Cook beef and bell pepper in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until beef is browned; stir to crumble. Add salsa; bring to a boil. Stir in cilantro; keep warm.
Place 1 cup lettuce on each of 4 plates; top with 1 cup meat mixture. Sprinkle each serving with 1/2 cup tomato, 1/4 cup cheese, 1/4 cup chips, and 1 tablespoon onions.
Whether you're pairing this with a refreshing glass of sparkling water or a margarita, this salad is the perfect go-to quick meal for satisfying a Mexican craving. Pair with a lime and cilantro rice or quinoa.
Nom nom nom!
I used ground turkey and full fat cheese (the reduced fat stuff tastes like plastic to me).
This recipe is perfect because it cooks up so quickly and it is easily adjusted to suit your tastes.