Taco salad

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Taco salad
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Type Salad
Place of origin Mexico
Main ingredients Tortilla, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, Cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa
Food energy
(per serving)
180 per cup kcal
Cookbook:Taco salad  Taco salad

The taco salad is a Mexican-inspired dish, with many variations, which first appeared in America in the 1960s.[citation needed]


The salad is often served as a fried flour tortilla shell stuffed with shredded iceberg lettuce and topped with diced tomatoes, shredded Cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa. The salad is topped with taco meat (ground beef) or seasoned shredded chicken. The salad may also have a base of refried beans and/or Spanish rice on the shell before the lettuce is added.

The taco salad also takes a twist in many American homes. Instead of using a tortilla or a bowl of Spanish rice as a base, the meal is based on top of crushed tortilla chips, making the dish similar to the Mexican dish of nachos, with the addition of lettuce and unmelted cheese.[citation needed]

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