Taco Salad For One - Quick & Easy

Love Tacos? Love Salads?  Did I hear a yes?!  Then you are going to love this Taco Salad recipe.  It's quick and easy to make, and tastes yummy!  Bonus, it's gluten free!

This is one of my favorite weeknight meals, simply because it takes less than 15 minutes to prepare.  This recipe is geared for one serving, but you could easily multiply the ground beef  and chili seasoning to make several servings.



















Recipe for Taco Salad for One

         Ingredients:


  •  1/2 Cup Ground Beef, Cooked
  • 1/4 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/3 Cup Mexican Blend Cheese, finely grated (Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Queso Quesadilla and Asadero)
  • 8 Sun Spot Tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 Tbsp Salsa, gluten free, medium heat
  • 16 - 20 Corn Tortilla Chips, gluten free
  • 1 - 1 1/2 Cups Organic Spring Mix Lettuce (Baby Lettuce, Baby Greens and Radicchio)
  • Ranch Dressing, gluten free

Cook ground beef with the chili powder, drain fat.

Arrange lettuce to cover plate (as pictured).  Add corn tortilla chips to outer edges of plate.  Place ground beef in center of lettuce bed.  Add salsa and cheese around ground beef, in an alternating pattern (as pictured).  Garnish with quartered tomatoes.  Dress salad with ranch dressing.  Enjoy!


Gluten Free Taco Salad













As you can see, this salad is quite simple to make and the ingredients are quite easy to find in your local grocery store.  I chose the sun spot tomatoes for this recipe because they add a wonderful orange color to the salad, but if you can't locate them, you could easily use another variety.  Additionally, if you prefer you could substitute a gluten free Zesty Italian Dressing in place of the Ranch Dressing.  I chose the Ranch, because it is similar to having sour cream in a taco!





















I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you!  If you make the salad, let me know which dressing you chose.  I enjoy reading your comments, and appreciate your visit.

Until next time...

                           Enjoy Life!

                                         ~Jane

22 comments:

  1. Nothing beats a good taco salad. It is by far one of my go to quick meals. Thanks for sharing this Jane. Pinned it :-)

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    1. Thanks for pinning and visiting Yanique!

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  2. We made something like this while i was growing up. It was always a fave meal!

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    1. It's always nice to have a dish that coincides with happy childhood meals!

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  3. I love Mexican food and taco salad is definitely one of my favorites!

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    1. I love mexican dishes too! Taco Salad is perfect for this time of year.

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  4. Yum. This looks delicious. Pinning it for dinner this week.

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    1. Thank you for pinning.. Enjoy Shann and have a fabulous week!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Amanda. Enjoy!

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  6. This is one of my favorites for lunch. I use black beans! Love it!!

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    1. Black beans added to this would be delicious!

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    2. Taco salad is always a hit around here.....you're making me hungry! :)

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    3. Haha, sorry Wendy! It's quick and easy to make ...hope it satisfies your hunger😉

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  7. A taco salad is always a nice meal idea. I haven't thought of having it by myself.

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    1. I love making this when my family wants a ground beef dish that has gluten in it. It's simple for me to set aside some of the ground beef for my salad!

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  8. I love a recipe for one.. sometimes all you want is one round of the meal rather then a weeks worth, and this look absolutely delicious!

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    1. Thank you Kaitie for your kind words. I've been making a lot of dishes for one since going gluten free. Agree it is nice not to have to eat the same thing all week!

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  9. That looks fantastic! We have Taco Tuesday almost every week and my boys love helping in the kitchen.

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    1. Thank you Tennille! Taco Tuesday sound like fun and yummy! That wonderful that your boys are getting involved in meal preparation.

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  10. This looks delicious- I'm all about a good taco salad!

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    1. Thank you Jessy, it is very delicious! Let me know if you try out my recipe.

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