Taco Salad

I don’t like food in my salad.

I like salad.

I like beef.

I like cheese.

But I am not a huge fan of the texture created when you add things to a salad.

So I was wary of this recipe.

But I tried it anyway.

Let’s just say I have no regrets.


It turned out AMAZING.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Taco Salad
  • 1½ lbs ground beef
  • 6 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 head of lettuce, cut or shredded
  • 2 pints of grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 2 cans kidney beans (16 oz - rinse & drain)
  • 1 large sweet onion diced
  • 1½ cups chihuahua cheese
  • 1½ cups of your favorite salsa
  • 1½ cups gluten-free thousand island dressing (make sure you pick one without artificial ingredients or make your own)
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar (you can use regular sugar if you prefer)
  • 3 cans of black olives (optional)
  • 2 cans of green chilies, chopped (optional)
  • 1 package tortilla chips, crushed (optional)
  1. Brown ground beef in a large pan or dutch over with 4 tbsp taco seasoning
  2. In a small bowl mix together the thousand island dressing, salsa, sugar and 2 tbsp taco seasoning.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the lettuce, tomatoes, beans, cheese, onions and beef.
  4. Pour the dressing mixture over the lettuce & beef mixture and toss.
  5. Serve with gluten-free tortilla chips/
This makes a very large salad, perfect for a pot luck or other gathering.



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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    That certainly doesn’t look like any taco salad I’ve ever had, but it sounds pretty tasty :)