Cook's Hideout: Taco Salad (Vegetarian Recipe)

February 04, 2016

Taco Salad (Vegetarian Recipe)

Blogging Marathon# : Week 1/ Day 2
Theme: Taste of Home Top 100 recipes of 2015
Dish: Taco Salad
Today's dish from Taste of Home top 100 recipes is this delicious Taco Salad. I wanted to make taco salad for a while now and when I saw it on the top 100 I knew I had to give it a try. Original recipe also has cooked meat but I omitted it and just made the rest of the recipe.
Vegetarian Taco Salad
Key to this recipe is the dressing that is made with Thousand Island dressing. You can either use store bought Thousand Island dressing or make it yourself at home. I didn't want to buy a jar since I know I will let it sit in the fridge for god knows how long.
So I made it using this recipe from Kitchen Treaty.  All it needs is some mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, onion, garlic and vinegar. It can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. This dressing is then mixed with some salsa and taco seasoning to make the dressing for taco salad.
Vegetarian Taco Salad
This salad is almost like a complete meal with -- tortilla chips, beans, veggies and cheese. I loved this salad a LOT. It's very filling and the dressing was oh-so yummy. I would totally make this salad again just to eat that dressing :-) This is going to be a big hit if you make it for your Super bowl party.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home:

Taco Salad
  • 3~4cups Tortilla chips, crushed (I used Trader Joes reduced guilt tortilla chips)
  • 2~3cups Iceberg Lettuce, shredded
  • 1cup Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 1~11/2cups Kidney beans
  • 1/3cup Black olives, sliced
  • 1/2cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 Small White Onion, chopped
  • 2~3tbsp Chopped Green Chilies
  • 1/2cup Thousand Island Dressing (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1/2cup Salsa
  • 1tsp Taco seasoning
  • To taste Salt & Pepper
  1. Make the Dressing: Combine thousand island dressing, salsa and taco seasoning in a bowl. Whisk well.
  2. Make the Salad: Combine the lettuce, chips, tomatoes, beans, olives, cheese, onion and chilies.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad ans toss to coat. Enjoy!!
Vegetarian Taco Salad

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 61.


  1. What a colorful salad, love it, and since you have been raving about it , I feel I must must...make it.

  2. Salad looks delicious. Bookmarking the recipe. Last few days all our recipes seems to be super bowl recipes.. :) Both my recipes for this week are super bowl party food recipes. :)

  3. Salad looks delicious. Love all the ingredients. I have to try it

  4. That is one filling and tasty looking salad.

  5. I just skipped this recipe thinking it might not be appealing , but yours looks so much better and yummy than the original one!
    So breathtaking clicks pavani

  6. My love for salads have grown a lot more after coming here. Nice combination of ingredients in that plate!

  7. Love the crunchiness in this salad. Yummy

  8. Such a great looking salad pavani..I love that first bowl esp those butterflies..:)

  9. I want to have this salad rite now, very catchy salad Pavani.

  10. Yummy, crunchy and tasty looking salad!

  11. Colorful and crunchy salad,looks so refreshing..

  12. That is one delightful salad! I always love Mexican flavors in the salad!

  13. guess Superbowl weekend was great !! perfect for those party treats, Pavani :)

  14. Your salad looks so colourful and inviting..

  15. I've heard of this salad many times and have always wanted to try it. It looks scrummptious


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