By Spongebob Chefpants on June 25, 2009
"This is taco salad calabasitas style!! I created this recipe for the Craze-E cooking contest #2, Summer 2009. Enjoy!!"
Serving Size: 1 (3147 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I thought this was a nice recipe, and the presentation is very creative. It reminds me a little of a Frito pie, which I really love. The slaw was amazing, and I have a feeling I'll make that part often. I felt the turkey calabasitas part was a little bland when I tasted it, so I added some cumin, chili powder, and a little hot sauce, and felt that improved the flavor greatly. I did love the amount of produce you managed to squeeze into a Frito Pie type recipe, though, the zucchini, tomato, and avocado are all great twists that add a lot of nutrition to the dish."
"I really like some parts of this recipe more than others and more than it assembled together as a salad. I appreciated the effort & thought that went into the creation of the recipe and am sure my my Texas roots are influencing my opinion of the flavor profile. The chipotle slaw was the highlight of the recipe to me. I liked the lime, the honey, & the chipotle flavors in the dressing & on the cabbage. I had more dressing than needed, but my head of cabbage was on the small side. I added cracked black pepper & if I were to serve the slaw on it's own I might even add grated carrots or cilantro. The taco filling was lacking in flavor in my opinion and I felt it would have benefited from additional seasonings. I served this as suggested, but both of this thought it would be better served as soft tacos. Thank you for sharing your recipe!"