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Quick and Easy Taco Salad

  • Author: Katja from Savory Lotus
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large salads or 3-4 small salads 1x

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Ingredients

CREAMY AVOCADO DRESSING

  • 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1/3 cup coconut cream (the thick stuff from the top of a full fat coconut milk can)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (I use THIS organic brand)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 packed cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 tsp unrefined salt
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • optional: 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • extra water for thinning

TACO MEAT

FOR SALAD

  • 1 large head of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 cup of plantain chips (like this)

Instructions

  1. To make dressing: Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender and process until creamy smooth. Adjust for salt and pepper. Thin with additional water to desired consistency.
  2. For taco meat: Combine spices and salt in a small bowl and set aside. Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of fat of choice and saute ground meat for 1 minute. Add spices and cook until meat is cooked through. Turn off heat.
  3. For salad: Combine salad ingredients in bowl. Add spiced ground meat and drizzle with creamy avocado dressing. Enjoy!