Last night was a busy night for us, we had classes to teach, meetings to attend, and various other things going on. So, I knew in advance I'd need to prepare something quick and easy for dinner, as it was going to be late before we actually made it home. Rob brought the girls home when he got off work and made quesadillas for them before taking them to the sitter. He and I attended our various functions and arrived home with the girls about 8:00.
By that time the girls were asking for snacks again, and Rob and I were starving. So, we fixed the girls up with some snacks and set forth making this taco salad. Really a very simple method. I used prewashed and chopped bagged romaine salad mix, surrounded by lightly salted tortilla chips. I topped the lettuce with 1/2 can each of Amy's spicy vegetarian chili. On top of that I put on some sliced black olives, diced onion, and avocado slices. I gave it all a good squeeze of lime juice and topped it off with a few spoonfuls of medium salsa. I served it with a wedge of lime for an extra drizzle.
In the past we would have loaded this salad with cheese and sour cream. It was very delicious without the dairy products!!
2 months ago