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Fast & Easy Dinner: Layered Taco Salad

Fast & Easy Dinner: Layered Taco Salad

Whenever I want a hearty salad for dinner, I make a taco salad. Packed with tons of veggies, beans, and cheese, taco salads are divine and filling. This vegetarian version is served layered in a glass dish, almost like a trifle. The presentation is mouth-watering and the salad is delicious. The dressing is an interesting mix of guacamole, sour cream, and chili powder. Serve this salad with your favorite tortilla chips and cold Coronas. If you want the recipe,

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Layered Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad

Ingredients

  1. 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  2. 4 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  3. 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  4. 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  5. 1/4 cup sliced pitted ripe olives
  6. 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  7. 1 6-ounce carton frozen avocado dip, thawed
  8. 1/2 cup dairy sour cream
  9. 1 4-ounce can chopped green chili peppers, drained
  10. 1 tablespoon milk
  11. 1 clove garlic, minced
  12. 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  13. Chopped tomato (optional)
  14. 2 cups coarsely crushed tortilla chips

Directions

  1. In a 2-1/2-quart glass salad bowl layer black beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese, olives, and onion.
  2. For dressing, in a medium bowl stir together avocado dip, sour cream, chili peppers, milk, garlic, and chili powder. Spread over the top of the salad. If desired, sprinkle with chopped tomato.
  3. Before serving, toss salad together and serve over crushed tortilla chips.

Serves 4

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supermommie supermommie 9 years
Anything with avocado is awesome so this must be good. SM
RockinHeartJD RockinHeartJD 9 years
mmmm!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Not for me...
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 9 years
mmmm, love taco salads!!
will205 will205 9 years
yum - and vegetarian too? it's a winner!
opisnowpro opisnowpro 9 years
mexican food is so yumy!
toodledoo toodledoo 9 years
Now I'm realllly hungry! *drool*
Tabloid Tabloid 9 years
:drool: I LOVE TACO SALAD!
Marci Marci 9 years
I'm going to a Mexican restaurant tonight, so maybe they'll have something like this on the menu. I sure hope so after looking at that picture. :)
ChelseaGirl ChelseaGirl 9 years
Wow. This looks amazing.
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
Ok if you ask. I am a bit extreme and I think it is an offense to mexican gastronomy.
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
For the dressing, I love to mix 1 part spicy and chunky salsa with 1 part Catalina salad dressing. NUM!
javsmav javsmav 9 years
well yes, a taco salad is a salad. It is type of salad, like ceasar salad or a greek salad. why does the idea of taco salad bother you, gabiushka? just curious.
sumbum sumbum 9 years
The best "taco salad" is at Dos Coyotes....the Adobe Salad...yummmmm.
emlod10 emlod10 9 years
this is the whole point of cultures coming together, there are new recipies created. example - taco salad.
azucar_ame azucar_ame 9 years
mmmmmmmmmm!! !azúcar! Ame
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
You can have salad and tacos, but if you are having a 'taco salad', then you really just had salad.
javsmav javsmav 9 years
so maybe there are no taco salads in traditional mexican food, however, there is a "new" dish that is called a "taco salad." Like it or not, it is a real dish. I might try this, but I'd do a lot of variations: no cheese and instead of dressing I think I'd just top it off with real guacamole, vegan sour cream, and hot salsa.
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
:feedme: This looks so good!
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
The definition of a taco is a flour or corn tortilla (soft, there is no other kind under that name)with meat over it (VERY little veggies if any)and then rolled if the amount of meat allows it. You can have salad and tacos, but if you are having a 'taco salad', then you really just had salad.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I love a good taco salad!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
yummy yummy! :feedme:
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