Taco Salad

By VO on May 08, 2007

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Ingredients

    1. 1 lb ground turkey or 1 lb ground beef or 1 lb shrimp or 1 lb fish
    2. 2 tablespoons southwest seasoning
    3. 1/2 cup olive oil
    4. 1/2 cup salsa
    5. 1/4 cup cider vinegar or 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    6. 1 tablespoon steak seasoning
    7. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    8. 1 cup tortilla chips, slightly crushed
    9. 8 ounces spring mixed salad greens
    10. 3 tomatoes, diced
    11. 1 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed
    12. 1 cup Mexican blend cheese
    13. 1 cup mixed vegetables ( combined chopped celery, onion, peppers, cabbage, etc)

Directions

  1. Put the meat, 1 tablespoon of the seasoning, and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a plastic bag and refrigerate for at least 20 minute.
  2. The dressing: In a jar, combine the oil, southwest seasoning, salsa, steak seasoning, vinegar, cumin. Shake well.
  3. In a bowl, combine diced tomatoes, salad veggies and beans. Dress with 1 - 2 tablespoons dressing.
  4. Brown the meat then turn off heat.
  5. To assemble: Put lettuce in a large bowl. Add veggies, cheese and meat. Pour dressing over and toss.
  6. Add the chips when you serve.
  7. Please note the times do not include 20 minutes for marinading the meat.