Taco Salad: Tex-Mex Recipe

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Introduction

Taco salad is a Tex-Mex classic, combining the bold flavors of Mexican cuisine with the convenience of a salad. It's a hearty and satisfying meal that's perfect for any occasion.

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Base Ingredients

Start with a base of crisp lettuce, such as iceberg or romaine, to provide a crunchy foundation for the salad.

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Taco Seasoned Meat

Cook seasoned ground beef or turkey with traditional taco spices like chili powder, cumin, and paprika for a flavorful protein component.

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Layering Flavors

Layer on toppings such as diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, sliced avocado, and black beans for added texture and flavor.

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Crunchy Tortilla Strips

Add crispy tortilla strips or crushed tortilla chips for an extra crunch reminiscent of taco shells.

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Creamy Dressing

Drizzle the salad with a creamy dressing, such as ranch or cilantro lime dressing, to tie all the flavors together.

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Fresh Salsa

Top the salad with fresh salsa for a burst of freshness and acidity that complements the other ingredients.

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Guacamole Garnish

Garnish with dollops of homemade or store-bought guacamole for a creamy and flavorful addition.

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