Our Favourite Taco Salad

By Wednesday, July 8, 2015

So remember how I rambled on and on about perfect summer salads recently?

Our Favourite Taco Salad | thedomesticblonde.com

Well it got me thinking… I’ve blogged about so many salads (most listed here), but I’ve never blogged about our all-time favourite salad – Taco Salad!

To be honest, it’s never crossed my mind. Why? Because I never considered it a real recipe. It was only the past couple times we made it that I began to think “jeeze, this is delicious and easy and I’m sure readers would love it” and started to make not of what I was putting in it every time.

Our Favourite Taco Salad | thedomesticblonde.com

Hands down, this is the salad we make most often. You can add chicken or shrimp or no meat at all, and it’s just as good. I love it with ground beef and taco seasoning, but it’s totally up to you.

A lot of the ingredients are optional. I used all of them in the pics, but you can pick and choose. I always recommend black beans, though 🙂

Our Favourite Taco Salad | thedomesticblonde.com


Also, I actually rarely use a packet of taco seasoning these days – it’s too easy to make your own. There are so many versions online, and feel free to adjust (it’s not an exact science), but I often use this one.

Hopefully this becomes a staple in your household, as it is in ours. Crowd-pleasing meals that can be thrown together in no time are sooo clutch for a busy family!

Our Favourite Taco Salad


  • 1 small head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cheese, grated (we use marble)
  • 1/2 tomatoes, chopped and seeded
  • 4 tbsps salsa
  • 4 tbsps sour cream
  • 1/3 cup black beans
  • 1/3 cup corn kernels
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 package taco mix
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 12 tortilla chips, crushed
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • Cilantro, chopped, for garnish

Our Favourite Taco Salad | thedomesticblonde.com

  • Andrea
    July 10, 2015

    Thanks for the great idea! I always used to by this pre made from superstore but tasted so much better home made. This will definitely be a new favorite. 🙂

    • Julia Kent
      July 21, 2015

      We seriously make it at least once a week! I’ll be blogging about a couple more salads soon so stay tuned 🙂

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