Salads I Have Known and Loved: Taco Salad — it’s what’s for lunch!

Brown-bagging it never looked so good!

Brown-bagging it never looked so good!

As I mentioned before, I eat a lot of salad to help with my IBS issues, but salad can be boring. So I like to spice things up! In this case…literally!

I made this taco salad to take to work with me, so I packed it in little containers to assemble it on my lunchtime. Can’t have the tortilla shell getting soggy, now can we? *grin*

Want to make one yourself? Easy peasy!

Taco Salad

  • tortillas (and a tortilla bowl shaper)
  • lettuce, shredded
  • grape tomatoes, halved
  • salsa (I used salsa verde)
  • cheese, grated
  • 1 pkg. soy meat (i.e. veggie ground round)
  • taco seasoning packet
  • 2 tbsp. oil

Heat the soy meat with the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add in the seasoning packet (or your own blend!) and a few tbsp. of water. Cook until meat is at your favoured consistency.

Place tortillas in tortilla bowl shaper (or — KITCHEN HACK — on an upside-down muffin tray) and mold to shape of bowl. You can dampen them if you need to. Bake in a 400 degree oven until toasty. Remove and cool.

Assemble the lunch: pack tortilla bowl in a container, along with containers of cheese, lettuce, salsa, and seasoned meat. At lunch, assemble together and impress your co-workers! Also on the to-do list: eat and enjoy.

Eat and enjoy!

Eat and enjoy!

I sent in a similar lunch with the DH and he enjoyed it. I like that I can make my own tortilla bowls from very plain and healthy tortillas, as opposed to buying ones that contain preservatives. Yay, health!

Next Post: Maybe my lemon meringue tartlets. So cute, so tasty, so easy! Really, who knew?

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