Taco Salad

Mache taco salad

Servings 4
  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 10 min
  • Ready Time : 20 min

You can use any sort of lettuce you want, but I think that this recipe turned out very well with mache. It has a very nutty flavor to it, and is much more nutritious than the iceberg lettuce used in most taco salads. If you can’t find mache, try a red leaf lettuce, or perhaps even a spring mix.

Ingredients Directions
  • 1 package Morningstar grillers thawed
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 pound flavorful lettuce such as green leaf, red leaf, mache, or romaine
  • 1/4 cup sliced green or black olives optional
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes optional
  • 1/2 cup cheddar or jack cheese shredded
  • tortilla chips
  • salsa of your choice

Sauté the onion and peppers in the olive oil for several minutes. Then add the grillers crumbles, about 1/4 cup of water, and the taco seasoning. Cook over medium heat until most of the water has been absorbed. Let cool for several minutes.

Meanwhile, rip the lettuce into small pieces and place in a bowl. Add tomatoes and olives if you choose. Add in the taco filling mixture, and mix well. Serve with tortilla chips, shredded cheese, and your favorite salsa. Garnish with lime wedges and cilantro.

Posted August 25, 2010 by robfelty