Monday, June 7, 2010

Laura's Taco Salad

I just wanted to share this quickly before it escapes me... We had a mexican inspired meal last night with friends and had a lot of left overs..So when I saw Laura's recipe from  I knew what I was going to do with some of those left overs. Here is my quick simple using all leftovers:

  • About 3/4 cups of torn lettuce leaves
  • 3/4 handfuls of tortilla chips lightly smashed
  • 1/2 cup cooked black beans with onion and ground cumin 
  • fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup grated mexican melting cheese
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 large heirloom tomato (those suckers are big!) chopped
  • juice of one lime
  • finely chopped chili
What I did: I keep bags of fresh mixed greens in my fridge. (I buy a couple different heads of lettuce, clean them, tear them up and store them in bags- So I always have my own mixed greens). I put a bag of greens in a bowl added the tortilla chips, chopped tomatoes,  black beans, lime juice, salt & pepper, fresh cilantro, and grated cheese. Toss. To serve add a bit more fresh cilantro, grated cheese and for those that can handle it fresh chili.

FYI- There will be a few more mexican inspired recipes- I observed so much on our vacation!

Here's a link to her recipe:


  1. Great salad. I love that you said "heirloom tomato" that puts a big smile on my face.

  2. Yum! That looks delicious! Agree with Velva, heirloom tomatoes are the only way to go with a salad!:D

  3. wahhhhh that is a beautiful salad! I love the heirloom tomatoes too. :) Glad I inspired you, now I need to go check out that gourmet granola!!

  4. Mmmm! Looks delicious! And I'm always looking for new recipes that use black beans!

  5. great salad and cool your 1/2 aussie



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