Taco Salad Recipe - Chichilicious

Here is a fun and different way to have a salad, if you have picky eaters I guarantee that they will eat this salad because its just like eating a big taco but without the mess. I don’t know about you but I hate the hassle of eating tacos because it can get so messy and all the filling ends up on the plate anyways.

Taco Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lb ground chicken or beef
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 pack taco seasoning
  • 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 pepper
  • 1 cup tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup coriander
  • 4 cup Boston lettuce
  • 1 can re-fried beans
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 light ranch dressing
  • 4 Tortillas


  • In a large non stick pan, heat the oil and place the minced chicken, garlic and onions. Fry until chicken is almost done, add half of the pack of taco seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Using a metal bowl or any heat proof bowl place the tortilla in it folding the edges to fit the bowl perfectly. You can oil the bowl so that the tortilla won't stick to it. Broil on low until the edges are golden brown and the tortilla is crisp.
  • To assemble: Spread a tablespoon of heated re-fried beans at the bottom of the tortilla shell, put desired amount of meat, add generous handful of lettuce, add the chopped tomatoes and avocado. Drizzle the top with the dressing and sprinkle the cheese on top. Now your taco salad is ready! Perfect for quick lunch.


You can use any minced meat you like. I like using ground lean chicken for a healthier option.


Calories: 582kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 1499mg | Potassium: 1831mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3410IU | Vitamin C: 100mg | Calcium: 497mg | Iron: 11mg
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy, simple
Author: Chichi
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