Main Dish Taco Salad

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5 servings, 2 cups per serving
This salad is hearty enough to serve as a meal. This recipe can easily be made with any veggies you have on hand!

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1. In a pan, cook meat with the seasonings.

2. When cooked thoroughly, remove from heat.

3. In a large bowl, mix lettuce, onion, tomatoes, kidney beans, cheese and meat.

4. Put tortilla chips on five plates and top with salad.

5. Top with salsa and serve immediately..


Try pinto or black beans in place of the kidney beans! Try adding a dollop of plain Greek yogurt as a topping.


1/2 pound ground beef (90% lean) or ground turkey

1/8 teaspoon chili powder

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 head of romaine lettuce, chopped

1/2 cup chopped green onion

3 tomatoes, chopped

1 can (15 ounce) kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/2 bag tortilla chips

3/4 cup salsa


Skillet, measuring spoons, knife, measuring cups, large bowl

More About Romaine Lettuce

How to Select

Look for romaine lettuce with closely bunched leaves that look fresh. Avoid romaine lettuce with brown or wilted leaves.

How to Store

Refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to a week.

How to Prepare

Rinse lettuce under cold water. Use a salad spinner or pat leaves dry to remove excess moisture. Slice, chop or tear as needed.