Taco Salad is a classic recipe everyone should know how to make. This version is quick, flavorful, hearty, a total breeze to make and it’s a dinner everyone can agree on both young and old alike!
It doesn’t take much to make a satisfying meal and this simple salad is proof of that. This is a back pocket recipe you’ll want to make on repeat!
Easy Homemade Taco Salad Recipe
I’ve been eating taco salad as long as I can remember. Of course as a kid, in the 90’s, my mom made the Dorito version and of course we loved that but now I prefer to make it with more natural chips.
Taco salad is one of the ultimate weeknight recipes. When there’s not much time to make something taco salad is a great option, especially this version which uses ground beef (no dicing up chicken or beef), bottled salsa to add lots of flavor without the prep, and pre-shredded cheese.
Everyone in my family loves this and I love that it’s filled with fresh nutritious ingredients. Finally a way to get the kids to eat their greens!
Want to Make it Healthier?
- Use ground turkey in place of ground beef (avoid super lean turkey though like 99%) or even swap half pound of the beef for a can of drained and rinsed black beans.
- Make your own baked tortilla chips. To do so brush corn tortillas with olive oil, season with salt then cut into wedges, bake on greased cookie sheet about 10 – 15 minutes until lightly golden brown, turning once halfway.
- Use light sour cream or omit. Same with the cheese.
- Add more veggies to the salad. Bell pepper, corn, or radishes are great options.