Taco Salad


Today I wanted to share a much requested recipe of mine. This is a super simple one that can be made in under 30 minutes and customized to your flavor preferences. Keep reading if you want to see how I create my taco salad!




What You'll Need:

- Taco Shells
- 1lb ground turkey or beef
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1/8 tsp paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Toppings of your choice; for mine I used baby kale, salsa, and taco sauce


What To Do:


Begin by adding the meat to a skillet over medium-high heat, be sure to add nonstick spray if needed.



As the meat cooks, begin to chop up into bite size pieces.




While the meat is cooking, begin making your taco seasoning. To make this simply add all the spices from the recipe in a small bowl, mix well.



Once the meat is mostly cooked, make sure to break up any pieces that are too large and if using beef I do recommend draining the excess fat.



Add the taco seasoning over the meat.



Add about 1/2 cup of water to the pan to create a thin sauce.



Bring the meat to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes.



While the meat cooks, begin baking your shells according to the package you have.



Once most of the sauce has been absorbed by the meat then remove from the heat and set aside.




To assemble the taco salad begin by breaking up the shells onto a plate.



Add your meat on top of the shells, if you are using cheese then I would recommend adding it at this point so it can melt easier.



I then top it with baby kale which I shred up slightly.



To complete my salad, I add a bit of salsa and taco sauce to the top.


You can easily add more fresh vegetables like tomatoes, avocado, or peppers. My son prefers to eat his with black beans instead of meat for an easy vegetarian option. The best part of this is how customizable it can be depending on your preferences.


I hope you enjoyed this recipe and in the comments down below, let me know if you give it a try!


As always any requests, questions, or comments are greatly appreciated. Talk to you soon!