Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Taco Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

 I first tried this salad at a work party 16 years ago.  I have been making it ever since.  It's one of the only salads my kids (or husband) will eat.

1 head of lettuce
(I used a combination of green leaf and spinach.)
1 lb. ground beef
taco seasoning
1 can of kidney beans
1 small can of sliced olives
2 tomatoes
1 avacado
1 cup of cheddar cheese
frito chips

  • Brown meat in a skillet.  Drain and season it according to your taste.
  • Place all ingredients (except fritos) in a large bowl and mix. 
  • Top individual servings with fritos and favorite salad dressing.

Cilantro Lime Dressing

¾ cup light mayo
¾ cup greek yogurt (I used fat-free.)
2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lime juice (about ½ a lime)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup milk
1 small bunch (~1/3 cup, packed) cilantro, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons fresh chives, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds.  Check consistency and if needed blend for another 30 seconds.

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