Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Simple Taco Salad

My mom used to make this taco salad for us a lot, when we were kids.  She would always add corn chips to it and bypass the taco shells. Either way it's yummy, I just prefer the shells more. Plus it looks really beautiful for the presentation of it.

Simple Taco Salad

1 head iceberg lettuce
1 head romaine lettuce ( I just used all romaine)
diced tomatoes (fresh)
diced avocado ( I left this out)
diced olives
diced cucumber
grated carrots ( I sliced them)
shredded cheese
Frito's (I left these out and used the shell instead)
1 can stag Chile (slightly warm)

1/3 C. salsa
1/3 C. 1000 island

Mix 1st 8 ingredients.  In a separate bowl combine salsa and 1000 island dressing.  Pour over salad mix. Toss with Chili and Frito's. Serve

Tip for a creamier dressing, add a scoop of sour cream.

Taco Bowls

Tortillas (any size you like)
aluminum can (like the one from the chili, remove paper)
Hot oil

Place a flour tortilla into a pot of hot oil.  Shape the shell by pressing an empty can (with tongs cause it will get HOT!) into the center of the tortilla. Allowing the sides to fold up around the can. Hold the can there until the tortilla is golden brown.  Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel.

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