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jodie's taco salad

(12 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
JoSele Swopes

I have made this for many years. It is very popular in my family. So popular, this is my oldest son's favorite. My mom and sister measure this against other taco salads that they have eaten.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

On the surface this is a pretty straightforward taco salad recipe... and then you get a taste of the dressing! It's slightly sweet and tangy. The perfect complement to the taco meat and the rest of the salad. The creative introduction of French dressing really adds an unexpected flavor that makes you wonder why you didn't think of that yourself! Great for serving a crowd or an option on taco night. We added blue tortilla chips for a pop of color.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(12 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For jodie's taco salad

  • 1 1/2 lb
    hamburger, browned
  • 2 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1 lg
    salad greens
  • 1 can
    black olives, sliced and chilled (6.5 oz)
  • 1 pkg
    cherry tomatoes
  • 1 lg
    English cucumber, sliced
  • 1 bag
    tortilla chips, corn, white, yellow, or blue
  • 1 pkg
    Mexican blend, shredded (8 oz)
  • 1 bottle
    French dressing (Catalina sub)
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 c
    pico de gallo (or 1/2 jar picante)
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic

How To Make jodie's taco salad

  • Browning meat and taco seasoning.
    Brown meat and add taco seasoning; drain. Chill in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Salad ingredients in a bowl.
    Salad: In a salad bowl, mix all salad ingredients except chips and cheese.
  • Dressing ingredients whisked in a bowl.
    Dressing: Mix all ingredients with a whisk until well blended. Set aside.
  • Chips on a plate with salad, meat, and dressing.
    Plate set up in this order: Place a bed of chips on a plate, salad mix, meat mix, and dressing.
  • Sprinkling cheese on top.
    Sprinkle cheese on top and enjoy.