Taco Salad

Taco Salad

Servings 4
Author Jeannie Z


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • 8 ounces dark salad greens
  • 2 cups tomatoes sliced
  • 1 cup taco or cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro minced
  • 1 lime
  • Sliced olives optional
  • Red onion sliced (optional)
  • Tortilla chips (I used Tostitos Hint of Lime)
  • Taco Salad Dressing
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup Ranch salad dressing
  • ½ cup taco sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon taco seasoning


  1. Cook beef until browned and drain. Add taco seasoning and water. Let it simmer on low heat while preparing salad ingredients. Stir occasionally.
  2. Layer the salad on a dinner plate starting with the tortilla chips, salad greens, tomatoes, beef, cilantro and cheese sprinkled over. Add olives and red onion, if desired. Squeeze some fresh lime juice over the salad.
  3. To make the taco salad dressing, combine the sour cream, ranch dressing, taco sauce and taco seasoning in a bowl. Mix well.
  4. Drizzle dressing over the salad and serve.