Austin's Texas Taco Salad

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by HeidiSue

Austin's is a great local restaurant here in Reno and Lake Tahoe. I have not made this salad, but have eaten it there many times and it is wonderful. The recipe comes from Austin's in a cookbook called "In Good Taste". A great way to use up your left over chili.

Top Review by lazyme

This is so good! I used leftover chili and this went together in about 10 minutes. The combination of the salad ingredients and the chili was excellent. Now I don't have to order Taco Salads anymore, I can make them at home. Thanks HeidiSue for a keeper that I'll repeat often.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place mixed greens in a large salad bowl.
  2. Add warmed chili meat, sliced olives, tortilla chips, tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese.
  3. Add a dollop of sour cream and chives on top.
  4. To serve, add ranch dressing and mix thoroughly.
  5. Divide among 4 salad plates.
  6. Place additional dollop of sour cream and chives on each plate and serve.
  7. YUMMY!

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