My Foodie Recipe: Extra “crunch” taco salad

Homemade walking taco salad in a bag to go
Homemade walking taco salad in a bag to go
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Cinco de Mayo may have passed now, but it’s still a good time to celebrate with a crunchy taco salad. 

And it’s important you don’t forget the crunch! Most taco salads do not include chips, but trust me, this is a mistake.

Many of my recipes are original creations, so in the interest of full disclosure, I want to note that I did reference Taste of Home for proper ingredients for this recipe. Credit where credit is due. But the layering of the dish my own. 

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Here are the simple items you’ll need for this dish: 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce, torn (about 8 cups)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups broken nacho-flavored tortilla chips (or your favorite chips)
  • 1/4 cup chipotle salad dressing
  • lime juice 
  • 1 tomato (diced)

To hear how to mix up and layer this delicious salad to perfection, listen to this week’s 5-minute episode of the My Foodie Recipe podcast

Bonus tip: If you want this dish to go, put in a bag and go! Some people call it a walking taco. 

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