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!
- 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.
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?