Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Taco(ish) Salad

I had to share my latest creation - Taco (ish) Salad

I was making this nacho recipe for the kids but was really craving salad for myself so I decided to take the raw ingredients of what I was cooking for the kids, add it on top of fresh cut romaine leaves to come up with this... (sorry the image is a little blurry due to my iPhone and my inability to hold still enough...)

-Romaine lettuce
-Cooked ground meat
-Tabasco Chipotle sauce
-Barbeque sauce (about 1 tablespoon mixed for Nacho meat and salad meat)
-Handful of chopped cucumber
-Handful of chopped sweet red peppers
-Shredded cheese
-Spoonful of light sour cream
-4 Grape tomatoes cut in half
-1 Tablespoon of your favorite salad dressing (balsamic w/oil works well also)
Again, I made this primarily with what I already had on hand for the Nachos.  To make the nacho meat, I took one package of ground meat and sauteed it until well cooked.  Then in a bowl I mixed it with 1 tablespoon of barbeque sauce.  I took out about 1/2 cup of the meat and mixed in the Chipotle Tabasco sauce in to it to add kick (knowing the kids wouldn't like it in the nacho meat).  I added all of the above ingredients on top of fresh chopped romaine lettuce and added about 1 tablespoon of my favorite salad dressing (which happens to be Chinese Chicken Salad dressing by Girard's).
The salad came out amazing and the kids loved the nachos!  Perfect way to satisfy the kids and allow me to eat healthily without feeling like I cooked two separate meals! 


Julie August 11, 2010 at 4:33 PM  

Yum! It's almost dinner time and you're making me hungry :)

CSeppala September 27, 2010 at 6:16 PM  

Oh yum! You are a clever cook! I think I am going to have to try this soon.

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