Monday, November 1, 2010

MEATLESS MONDAY - Vegetarian Taco Salad

This was super easy and super yummy and VERY filling! I somewhat followed a recipe but you can really add what you like. This is how I made them:

Vegetarian Taco Salad
Romaine Lettuce
Olive Oil
Chili Powder
Pepper Jack Cheese

Prepare your rice. I used spanish rice, I make it homemade.

In another pan, heat up the oil and soften the minced onions. Add chopped tomaotes and cook for a minute. Drain the beans and rinse them and add them to the tomato/onion mixture, cook for about 5 minutes. Add your spices to the mix. I used oregano, chipotle chili powder and salt. Add in your rice and heat through.

Assemble your salad.

Chips, lettuce, bean/rice mixture, shredded cheese, salsa and guacamole or cut up avocado. Mmmmmm, so good!


Brownieville Girl said...

I love dishes like this ... you can eat second helpings and just tell yourself that it's health food!!!!

Anonymous said...

I could deal with this right now.. i had my fill of meat for the day.week.. ugh!

Sunny Dawn said...

I'm so hungry for this right now. Hope I can make it till dinner.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

So funny. I've been craving a taco salad and I even put it on the menu for this weekend. I always use lean ground round in mine, but now I'm going to try your vegetarian version. We need to eat less meat. Thanks for the nudge.

Design Wine and Dine said...

I adore salads like this! So healthy and satisfying! My favorite part is the avocado - YUM!

Joey said...

This Taco Salad looks so delicious, I can't wait to try it! I love all of your recipes, and as a vegetarian myself, I am always looking for new great meat-free recipes! I love your recipes, being a vegetarian myself. I recently started working
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Kevin said...

I really like doing taco salads like this. They are nice and simple and tasty and healthy.