If you do it right, Taco Salad can be amazing. It’s one of my wife’s all time favorites. And she got really excited, when she heard me say that this was going to be my next video recipe post, because this salad has got it all. I’m talking about, not only, a great selection of salad ingredients but an array of toppings that really make this recipe pop. And it’s the combination of those ingredients that really make a great Taco Salad.
4 Major Taco Salad Ingredients
Unless you want to buy some of these pre-made ingredients, you’re going to need 3 other recipes and it doesn’t matter if you already have your favorite go to recipes or if you want to use mine. Either way, it is essential that you have a nice and thick Chili No Beans, a good Guacamole and of course homemade fresh Salsa. I would highly recommend making all of these, beforehand, yourself because let’s face it, store bought Guacamole, Salsa and Chili, never really measure up. But settling for canned ingredients isn’t the worst thing in the world and if that’s the way you decide to go, your salad will still turn out out pretty good. But I would highly recommend going the extra mile on this one and make everything fresh.
The fourth major ingredient, in my opinion, is of course optional but I think is very necessary; Sour Cream. No all you need is your favorite greens and chopped vegetables to make a salad and you’ll be well on your way.
Taco Salad Ingredients:
1 head Iceberg Lettuce, chopped or torn
1 Red Onion, sliced
4-6 Sweet Peppers, chopped
1 can Black Olives
8 oz Cherry Tomatoes
1 can Red Beans
2 cans Chili No Beans, RECIPE
1 pint Guacamole, RECIPE
8 oz Salsa, RECIPE
1 pint Sour Cream
1 lbs Cheddar Cheese
To make this Taco Salad, just follow the instructions in the video tutorial.
Being that Cinco De Mayo is this Coming Monday, the 5th, I imagine that everyone will be celebrating this weekend. And, in honor of this Holiday and Mexican Tradition, I’ve put together a playlist of Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen Mexican Recipes. Everything from Salsa and Guacamole, to Carne Asada, Chili Rellenos, or Margaritas. There’s a lot to choose from. So if you’re Celebrating this Holiday tradition, Cinco De Mayo, or you’d at least like to have some Great Mexican food, check out these recipes today and start planning your meals immediately.
Here’s the link (Click Here), to my Mexican Video Playlist, but the videos are also listed on the right side of this page! And, Happy Cinco De Mayo!
If you’re lucky, you’ve stumbled upon my recipe for Homemade Guacamole and not some other plain Jane Witch’s brew. Even the most popular sites have a very mediocre version of what they think the recipe should be and they are missing the very thing that makes Homemade Guacamole exciting, FLAVOR! You know the saying that sometimes less is more? Well, in this case, more is more. That being said, you’re going to want to make sure you’ve got all of the ingredients in the list below before you venture off to the kitchen to make this pot of gold.
Mix all the ingredients together and add salt to taste. If you like more of a kick, add some Cayenne or Paprika. If you can control yourself, over night it in the refrigerator so that the Guacamole can marinate and it will really brings out a ton of flavor. Just make sure that you cover it so it doesn’t turn brown.