This is one of my favorite lunches or suppers to make! It’s easy and delicious!
Looking at this photo totally makes me want to make these again! Even as a child I loved taco salads. It’s a nice little change from regular tacos with the addition of kidney beans and Catalina dressing. Pile on any fresh veggies you like and you are set! If you are watching what you’re eating, it’s easy to use ground turkey too.
They would make a really great work lunch too. Just pack up everything separately and you are good to go!
I might just have to make these again this week! I need quick and easy as usual. My daughter has cheer practice every day but Wednesday. On Wednesday, we have church. We leave on Friday to head to New Orleans for her competition. It will be her first one! She’s on a “mini” team. They are just so precious! I’m so excited!
Hope you have a great week! I’ll be back later in the week with an awesome pizza!
Easy Taco Salads
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 taco seasoning packet plus recommended water on packet
- 1 15 oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup iceberg lettuce, shredded or torn
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 avocado, diced
- Catalina dressing
- Shredded cheese
- Bite size tortilla chips
- Brown ground beef.
- Add taco seasoning packet and continue to cook according to package directions.
- Mix in kidney beans and cook for 4-5 more minutes and remove from heat.
- To serve: Add chips to bowl. Top with ground beef mixture, veggies, dressing, and shredded cheese.
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I think taco salads are my love language, YUM!!
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads says
We love taco salads at our house and yours looks wonderful!! I love that you added kidney beans!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
This looks like the perfect dinner to start the week with, Jaren!
I love putting a flavor like Mexican that I am craving into a salad. It is a fabulous way to enjoy the flavor without the calories. I would adore this salad right now.
Annie @Maebells says
Mexican of any kind is always a winner in our house! I love the looks of this salad!
Ginny McMeans says
Love Mexican style food and when I can scoop t with a chip I am even happier.
Des @ Life's Ambrosia says
This reminds me of one of the salads my mom used to make growing up. I loved it! She served it with 1000 island but I’m loving the Catalina in this one 🙂
Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl says
Love this, Jaren! In college, my roommates and I used to make taco salads all the time, but I haven’t had one in years now! I need to change that!
Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled says
I love taco salad and I love how easy your taco salad is to make! 🙂
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
I LOVE taco salad! In fact, it’s my very favorite kind of salad. Your version looks great, Jaren!