Recipe by Chaia Frishman

Taco Salad

Taco Salad add or remove this to/from your favorites
Meat Meat
Medium Medium
6 Servings
35 Minutes

No Diets specified

This was a true winner. How do I determine that a salad is a winner? When my kids ask for seconds, or even thirds. Make a double portion of meat and you will have a different meal of tacos to serve during the week. Yields 4 main dish servings or 6-8 salad servings.


Meat Ingredients

  • 1 pound (450 grams) mixed ground chicken and beef (all beef or all chicken is okay too)

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cumin

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 head red-or green-leaf lettuce, shredded

  • 1/2 cup each of red, yellow, and orange peppers, cut into strips

  • 1 and 1/2 cups taco-flavored chips



Prepare the Meat


Spray a large frying pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add meat and spices to the pan and brown over medium heat for 25–30 minutes, breaking up the meat as it cooks, until meat has changed color and is cooked through.

Assemble the Salad


Layer salad in a bowl or on individual plates in this order: lettuce, meat, vegetables, taco chips, and dressing.


Photography: Lisa Monahan. Food Styling: Chani Nayman.

Taco Salad

Please log in to rate


Notify of
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Aviva Belsky
Aviva Belsky
2 years ago

What are taco flavored chips? Different than taco chips? What did you use?

Raquel Admin
Raquel Admin
Reply to  Aviva Belsky
2 years ago

They are chips with taco seasoning on top. They sell them in most supermarkets.

Akiva Fordonski
Akiva Fordonski
7 years ago

BEST SALAD FOR THE SUPER BOWL!!!!!!! It is a great salad. It goes by very quickly at my party and meals. Easy salad to make and would suggest it to anyone.

Chaia Frishman
Chaia Frishman
Reply to  Akiva Fordonski
7 years ago

Thanks Akiva! Glad you like it. Go…_________________ (Fill in whichever team is playing today and you want to win.)