Taco salad is one of my favorite meals because it's so fast. Although it may be a little high on the fat and calorie side, it has a ton of veggies and mostly wholesome components. The interesting thing about taco salad is that everybody makes their taco salad differently. Not only from household to household but even from person to person. For example, Dirk likes to put ketchup on his taco salad (and tacos too) and I like either Ranch dressing or La Victoria's taco sauce and sour cream. All of these components completely change the flavor. I decided that I'd share my taco salad with you all and hope that you'll share yours as well so that we can get some new ideas.
Dallas Family Taco Salad
Start with Mission tortilla chips:
Then we add spinach (I try to use spinach as often as I can in place of lettuce for nutritional value, something I learned from Dirk's dad)
Next is the cooked ground turkey meat. Because ground turkey tends to be bland I really jazz it up using my Emeril's Essence which I make in bulk and keep on hand, chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, regular salt and fresh ground pepper. I don't really know the portions, I just do it to eye and what I know tastes good from experience.
Now we add black beans and corn:
And finally tomatoes, avocado and cheddar cheese:
How do you make your taco salad?