Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Taco Salad

This may have been the very first recipe I ever learned how to make, when I was about 9 years old at summer camp. It's a simple supper, and an all American classic.

1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1 pint premade fresh salsa (homemade or store-bought)
Juice of one lime
1 large avocado, diced
2 C shredded cheese
1 lb ground turkey or beef
1 C sour cream
Chili powder
Ground coriander
Ground cumin
Dried oregano
Salt and pepper
1 small bag tortilla chips

Start by browning the meat on one side in a little olive oil. Sprinkle the spices on top, to taste, and stir the meat to brown all over. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, half the salsa, and the avocado. Dress with the lime juice. Add the meat and top with the cheese, sour cream, and remaining salsa. Crumble some tortilla chips on top for extra crunch

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