Because Salads Don’t Have to Be Boring

Lettuce is an underrated vegetable. It’s a vessel for so much delicious goodness. Yet people are like “salad….yuck.” It’s so sad. 

So let me change your mind about lettuce. 

Introducing the Taco Salad of your dreams. 

This baby sings its own sweet tune. 

What you need:

  • 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Orange bell pepper
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • One ear of sweet corn
  • Avocado
  • Shredded white cheddar cheese
  • Taco No. 4 taco seasoning
  • Your favorite salsa
  • Kerrygold butter
  • Smidge of water

First thing, brown the ground beef.  While that’s happening, cut the corn off the cob and put it in a hot pan with Kerrygold butter, salt and pepper. 
Prep your salad items. Chop up the lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and bell pepper. 

When the ground beef is cooked, stir in half a packets of Taco No. 4, a heaping spoonful of salsa and 1/4 – 1/2 cup water. This taco seasoning is my absolute favorite.  So try to find it. Simmer until the water thickens to create a nice sauce. 

Plate it up. 

Lettuce, bell pepper, taco meat, sweet corn, cheese, tomatoes, avocado and a extra dollop of salsa for good measure. 

You won’t miss the tortilla or the crunchy shell because you’ll be too busy stuffing your face and wondering why you didn’t add corn to your tacos before now. 

The only thing I lacked was an ice cold margarita.   

3 thoughts on “Because Salads Don’t Have to Be Boring

  1. Chelsea says:

    This looks delicious! What do you recommend to replace the ground beef with for vegetarians? I was thinking black beans could work. Or those Morning Star crumbles.


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