Growing up one of my favorite things to eat that my Mom made was taco salad (every week)! Once I started getting health cautious, I started taking out the crushed taco shells and tortilla chips and adding in other ingredients. It tastes amazing, it’s super simple to make, you can make batches at a time and it’s extremely filling! There are a variety of ways to make a “mexican salad” so below I am going to list ingredients that I use & mix-up so that you can come up with your own little concoction!
Combine any of the ingredients or all listed below in a huge mixing bowl and add in spices to your taste- especially taco seasoning!
Black beans and/or ground turkey or beaf
Spinach, romaine lettuce or kale even
Red or green peppers
Salsa, pico de gallos, green chili sauce
Shredded cheddar cheese
Gotta have my crunch:
If you just need that crunch, then instead of taco strips, shells or tortilla chips use any of the following:
1. Baked organic lentil chips
2. Baked organic pita chips
3. More green/red peppers uncooked to give that crunch
5. Homemade kale chips