Years ago, I went out for lunch with some teaching friends of mine. One of the items on the menu was a taco salad. Believe it or not, I had never heard of this delightful concoction. Ever since then, when I eat Mexican, I often choose this as my order.
I love the taste of the hearty taco salad with fresh veggies, olives and a big helping of avocado and the delicious edible bowl is a great ending to the dish.
The other day, when I was getting groceries, I noticed that Rio Rancho actually makes edible tostado bowls. Into my cart they went. They are basically just a big ole taco shell. I’m sure you could make them with a big bowl and a soft taco and oven, but these just need reheating so I chose them.
The ingredients can be anything that you like. I used ground beef, chopped green onions (still a few in my garden), tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, diced peppers, cheese, sour cream, olives and some vegetarian chili for the base of the salad.
Serve it immediately so the whole thing stays warm and add a couple of margaritas to round out the whole Mexican flavor!
Crispy tostada bowls are filled with a spicy mixture of ground beef and chili for a tasty week night meal. Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.
Taco Salad in Edible Tostada Bowls
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 838Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 2.5gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 1638mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 14gSugar: 10gProtein: 48g
Crispy tostada bowls are filled with a spicy mixture of ground beef and chili for a tasty week night meal.
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.