" Meal in a Bowl " Guacamole Salad

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a great alternative to the traditional taco salad. It truly is a whole meal salad; just add hot, crusty rolls and maybe some white wine and a light desssert for a great luncheon or supper. It goes together quickly, just be sure to have the ingredients chilled. This recipe was given to me by a Hispanic teacher at our school so I tend to think of it as "authentic".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the Salad: Have all ingredients chilled. Break the lettuce into a serving bowl. Add other ingredients except cheese. Toss lightly with Avocado Dressing. Top with grated cheese.
  2. To make the Avocado Dressing: Put all ingredients in the blender and blend well.
Most Helpful

DH and I enjoyed this different way to use tuna for lunch. It was quick, easy, delicious, and quite filling. Particularly enjoyed the avocado dressing. Thanks for posting.

Deb G July 20, 2009

I agree that this is a great alternative to the traditional taco salads. The tuna gives a whole different flavor. I used 1 hass avocado for the dressing and it was thick and wonderful. I chose to use lime juice over the lemon juice, but otherwise stuck to the recipe. I think this would also be great meatless with some beans, or even leftover chicken or steak. Thanx for a wonderful Mexican salad!

*Parsley* May 06, 2009