Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Here is a salad we love to make in the summer! Very satisfying yet not too heavy. Serve as a main dish salad with cold glasses of Ice Tea.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Tear lettuce into bite-size pieces.
  2. Add cheese and toss.
  3. Place in a large bowl along with onion and tomatoes.
  4. Toss avacado with teaspoon of lemon juice.
  5. (this prevents it from turning brown) Brown the ground beef with taco seasoning according to package directions Add kidney beans and heat thoroughly.
  6. Let cool slightly meat and bean mixture and combine with cold salad.
  7. Add tortilla chips last (so they will not get soggy).
  8. Toss with Thousand Island dressing and garnish with Avacado.
Most Helpful

This is great! I left out the taco season. Added salt and pepper to taste and drained and rinsed the kidney beans before adding to the hamburger. A little hot sauce with the dressing will give the desired amount of heat.

Denver cook May 14, 2006

I was about to post (almost) this exact same recipe and saw you beat me to it by a few days :\ . This is a family favorite. The differences between this and my recipe are small, I don't use packaged taco seasoning for anything so I leave that out and salt and pepper to taste as well as add cayenne to taste, and I use Nacho Cheese Doritos as opposed to normal tortilla chips as I like the extra cheese flavor it adds. Other than that its the same way my family has made this for years. My sister always requests this for her birthday dinner.

DigitalAether May 28, 2004