Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Taco Salad

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!!

6 comments:

Jenny said...

Those look so yummy! I love that Amy's chili, I haven't tried it on top of chips yet!

The Dalai Mama said...

Ohhhhh, that looks so good! I always loved a good taco salad. I must ask a really silly question, though, because I plan on making this for sure: Did you heat the chili up first, or just leave it cold?

carrie said...

DM - Not a silly question at all, and after I posted I thought I should have clarified. I nuked the chili for about 1 minute and a half.

The Dalai Mama said...

Cool. I'm definitely making this within the next several days. It just looks so good. As a matter of fact, after looking at it again, I feel like I'm starting to crave it!

The Dalai Mama said...

I made it! It was definitely a hit, and I'll be making it frequently, for sure. It will be so good with the salad mix we get from our CSA, and we get so much I'm always looking for different salads to make. Can't wait!

carrie said...

It's probably going to be a frequent meal around here too. Our weeks just seem to keep getting busier, leaving little time for cooking during the week, and this was so easy.