Terrific Taco Salad Recipe

This easy taco salad recipe is a salad lovers delight. Containing numerous vegetables, it's not only delicious and nutritious. It might even make you ambitious. Okay, it's a saying my dad used to use when I was a kid. I guess it stuck.

Do try my apple cider dressing on this taco salad. I think you will love it. Drop me a line and let me know what you think.

Taco Salad


  • 1- 1/4 lb. hamburger
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • 1 head of romain or iceburg lettuce, torn or cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, any color, sliced
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 small can sliced olives, drained
  • 3 cups or more of tortilla chips, broken into bite size pieces
  • apple cider vinegar dressing
  • 1 avocado, cut into chunks
  • sour cream, optional


Brown the hamburger and drain. Add taco seasoning and cook according to directions on package. Set aside to cool. Prepare the rest of the ingredients by slicing, draining etc.

In a large bowl toss the rest of the ingredients together except for the dressing and sour cream.

Mix in the meat when cool and serve in bowls. Let each person add their own dressing and sour cream if desired.

My apple cider vinegar dressing is excellent with this salad but feel free to substitute another if desired. 

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Made your apple pie recipe yesterday. Absolutely the best!! And no gap! Your spice mixture was just right.

I have the apple/corer/peeler and it made perfect slices in no time. Thank you so much for your wonderful step by step instructions and for the video. Much appreciated. Lucky me! :)

-B.A. from 

Hi! I just wanted to say that your tortilla recipe/video is pretty much the greatest thing ever! I'm a college student, so it's a really great/cheap thing to make. They're especially good with butter, honey, and brown sugar.

I just have to make sure my family doesn't find out I stopped using the family tortilla recipe! Ha! Thanks again!

-C.M. from 
Queens, New York

I just have to write to you and admit something! I'm preparing your spanish rice recipe at the moment AND....I want to thank you!

I had actually given up on making Spanish rice! No one, or no recipe, until YOURS, ever said to actually BROWN the rice so much.! I think thats the taste difference!

Thank YOU so much.  I followed your recipe exactly,..and it is absolutely wonderful!

-Martha MacDonald from 
Karlovac Croatia

Just to let you know that I found your website and love it. We have very limited Mexican produce in Australia and I am enjoying making your recipes.

I have made your enchilada sauce a few times now.  We all love it and have managed to find pinto beans at our central markets. Good Job. Well done.

-Wendy Sachse from 
Adelaide Australia

Rockin' Robin, you truly rock! I live in china right now, far, far away from my beloved Mexican food. Finding ingredients is hard enough, learning how to make everything from scratch no longer is with your recipes.

Though I've only tried your tortilla recipe, I will certainly be coming back to your site to make retried beans and Spanish rice!

My tortillas were awesome, best yet, thanks for giving us a night of Mexican food all the way over here in China!

-Erin from Santa Barbara, California

THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I stumbled upon your website today as I searched the web for flour tortilla recipes. I made these just after viewing your video, and five of us devoured them.

SO DELICIOUS. And easy to make! I am most grateful to you for this simple, tasty recipe. Your video was a useful tutorial.

I've not attempted to make tortillas prior to making yours, though we often eat tortillas. We're vegetarians, so I was looking for a recipe which used canola oil instead of lard. You delivered. Merci.

-Frances Bolte

WOW! What a great website. Love how you show what to do and how it is supposed to look. Definitely in my favorites folder.

-Terri M from Florida Keys
Where good Mexican food is hard to find.

Just made your enchilada sauce recipe and that's what I've been looking for. I like the fact it has a little heat but not too much so my kids will eat it. Thank you for posting the recipe. i am turning leftover turkey into turkey enchiladas tonight but the star is really the sauce. Thanks again.

-Tony Starks, California