Friday, January 27, 2012

Taco Salad

My mother started making these salads for me since I was about 10 years old. It is very easy to make, light in calories depending on how much cheese and sour cream you use. I love making them in the summer because it gets so hot and I don't want to turn my oven on. However, I also love making them in the winter.


1 bag Tostitos tortilla chips (I like the rounds)
shredded cheddar cheese
chopped Iceberg or Romain lettuce
sour cream
1 15 oz can Hormel Turkey chili
1 lb ground turkey
chopped scallions


In a large skillet brown ground turkey. Once it is cooked through add 1 can of your favorite chili. I use turkey chili because it has less fat. I tried the vegetarian but it wasn't as tasty. While that is cooking Line the bottom of your plate with tortilla chips (about 15 of them). Add shredded cheese. You can add just a little cheese if you are cutting back on calories or add none at all. Melt the cheese in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Then layer with ground turkey, chopped lettuce, shredded cheese, scallions, salsa, and sour cream (you can use Greek yogurt).

Let me know what you think. Sometimes I add pickled jalapenos on the top. You can add or take away anything you prefer. I promise it will become a staple in your home once you try it.


  1. Taco salad takes me back to high school. In the 80's when I was in high school it was cool to eat at the salad bar (a new concept to us back then). The best day was Thursdays when they had taco salad. Oh.. yeah!! The line was a mile long to get that yummy taco salad and you're making me crave one right now. Well done. :) Have a great weekend!! ~ Ramona

  2. I know exactly what you mean. You and I must have grown up in the same neighborhood and went to the same school because that is exactly how I remember it. You too have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your past with me.

  3. Lovely and easy!Looks delicious!Perfect for super-bowl as well :)

  4. We love to improvise with tacos, it an easy and quick meal. Great post!

  5. I love a good taco salad, this one sounds like it is easy to make and delicious.

  6. I had some homemade turkey chili in the fridge and made a smaller portion of this for lunch today - YUM!!!! Thanks for all the great ideas.

    1. Thanks for letting me know. I am so happy that you are enjoying my recipes.

  7. Looks delicious, as always! I suddenly have an urge to do my taco salad.