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Tasty Layered Taco Salad Recipe

Tasty Layered Taco Salad Recipe

This colorful and attractive salad looks very appealing when layered in a trifle dish. It can be used as a main dish or side. I've even served it at potlucks.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • Tortilla chips


  • 1. In a small skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in water and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Cool slightly.
  • 2. In a small bowl, mash avocados with onion, garlic and lemon juice. In a 3-qt. glass bowl, layer with beef, avocado mixture, lettuce, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, cheese, salsa and sour cream. Serve immediately with chips. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 289 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 559mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 13g protein.

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Leggs45w User ID: 8957818 255726
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2016

"It was a very easy recipe to follow and it turned out GREAT ! I toasted the tortilla chips in the oven for a couple of minutes and finished it off with a bottle of Moscato. So good !"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 254796
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2016

"Great for parties!! I love how easy this is to throw together."

homeeconomist User ID: 1094883 165176
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2014

"Well liked by everyone. I made each person their own bowl, considering their preferences (cheese type and salsa heat)."

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 94042
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"Fantastic salad. This is great for potlucks or large family gatherings. Serve it with tortilla chips and everyone will be delighted."

mommyonfire User ID: 3035470 177106
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

"This is wonderful! Great dish to make for company as well. So many of my friends have requested this recipe. Wonderful!"

kathy sutton User ID: 1162210 110207
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2010

"when i first made this recipe, my husband thought i made to much. as it turned out i barely made enough. it is so good, he almost ate the whole bowl himself. also, i made mine with ground turkey."

cloreep User ID: 668273 177052
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"This was the best taco salad we have ever had. It is a lot like a glorified 7-layer dip. The only thing to note is that it makes a lot, and is not nearly as good the second day because you can't really re-heat the meat separately and the lettuce gets soggy. I would recommend cutting it down to the number of servings you need, or invite people over to help you eat it when it's fresh. Other than that, it was fantastic! We will definitely make it again."

Sian1h User ID: 4799295 165172
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2010

"I love it so much now this is my favorite meal."

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