Easy Layered Taco Salad

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If you are searching for your next easy salad recipes for lunch then you have found one. This salad recipe is a complete meal and can be a great dinner idea as well. This is a new addition to your simple and easy salads folder that is a great way to get meat, veggies and salad all into one bowl. Your easy salad recipes list just got longer. Salads are now considered meals in themselves because many of them, like this one, offer a great way to include protein with a salad and veggies and it can all be included in one dish. For many years salads were mainly used as an appetizer or a great way to finish off your meal. That all changed when the first easy salad recipes that included meat or fish first came on the scene. Yes simple and easy salads can now be more intense with the addition of meat and fish to the recipe.

If you are looking for easy salad recipes for lunch then this day and age will benefit you since salads are now a complete meal and this recipe from the kitchen of Melissa is proof of that. Consider this salad when you have leftover chicken, beef, pork or fish. If you don’t have any leftovers then you can easily include canned tuna or salmon and even egg to go in instead of beef as this one calls for. Like the saying goes, if all you have is lemons then make lemonade.Salads can be as simple as some iceberg lettuce with a fresh tomato or cucumber added and a simple olive oil, vinegar and salt and pepper dressing. This type of salad goes great with your meal but nowadays we can find many recipes like this one that include your whole meal in one dish. This can be a great thing especially if you live a hurried life and don’t always have proper time to make a full course meal. Many of these types of salads are also now called chopped salads. This is a great way to take a salad like this and basically chop it up to make all the ingredients get chopped together thus mixing them even better than simply tossing them.

Chopped salads are now more prevalent than ever before. This salad recipe from Melissa is made to have the meal in one bowl and with little muss and fuss. The next time you are considering making salad then take the whole head and chop it and rinse it then spin dry it and then you can easily store it in the fridge and use it whenever necessary. If you have the salad cut and washed then when you are deciding to make a recipe like this one you can have it put together quickly and will have a great fresh meal.Thanks to Melissa of Chin Deep Blog for this yummy Layered Taco Salad Recipe that gives you a Mexican inspired total meal in one salad and bon apetit.**

Nutrition Facts for: Layered Taco Salad from Chin Deep

Ingredients: Extra lean ground beef, green chilies, iceberg lettuce, sour cream mayonnaise, canned beans, corn, onion, tomato salsa, cheddar cheese, sliced black olives, bacon, jalapeno peppers, roma tomato.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 10 servings. *Per Serving: Calories 400, Calories from Fat 238, Total Fat 26.5g 41%, Saturated Fat 12.5g 63%, Cholesterol 93mg 31%, Sodium 1046mg 44%, Potassium 634mg 18%, Carbohydrates 12.9g 4%, Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%, Sugars 4.0g, Protein 28.5g, Vitamin A 32%, Vitamin C 20%, Calcium 22%, Iron 24%

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