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My Beef with Tacos

March 21, 2011
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Please, hear me out before you click out of this page and erase me from your Google Reader.

It’s not all tacos.  Just most.  Something about taco meat/seasoning just rubs me the wrong way.  I blame Taco Bell and their “30% beef” taco meat.  Shrimp tacos, veggie tacos, pancake tacos — these are all welcome in my life.

So what about taco salad, you ask?


And since I’m probably passing through Santa Fe and may be eating a taco salad as we speak I thought I’d share some homemade taco salad love with you all.

This taco salad has 0% beef and I’m okay with that.  Mashed beans with walnuts are better anyways.

In the mix:

  • salad greens
  • avocado
  • black beans + walnuts
  • carrots
  • bell peper
  • tomato

Oh and “croutons” aka socca crackers because I am obsessed and have made at least three different versions in the past three weeks.  In fact, a container of my most recent patch might be sitting right next to me as I write this…

Dressing = chopped tomato, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, chili powder and lime juice thrown in the food processor until it reached dressing consistency (which is like a total of 5 seconds, in case you were wondering).

Taco salad never tasted so fresh 🙂

Is there a food you just can’t stand?  How do you feel about taco salad?


8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 21, 2011 6:46 AM

    I like tacos, but sometimes I like taco salads even better. The dressing combo of your taco salad sounds delicious!

  2. March 21, 2011 7:32 AM

    I feel like I might have to make yours this week!

  3. March 21, 2011 9:12 AM

    I’m deleting you…

    Kidding of course.

    Fish! Fish is naaaasty!

  4. March 21, 2011 11:05 AM

    I can’t stand sauerkraut – nope, can’t do it!!!

  5. March 21, 2011 4:57 PM

    When I was a kid I HATED tacos! (…I also hated pizza. I guess I was just a weird wee one…) I can’t say I’d go crazy for them now, but made right I enjoy some spice every now and again. Your homemade taco salad looks wonderful!

  6. March 21, 2011 6:52 PM

    I was so about to take you off my subscription!! Lol kidding!!! I actually did find out the other day that Taco Bell uses really cheap beef that they season a crap load. Ewww 😦

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