Taco salad

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Taco salad
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Alternative names Taco bowl
Type Salad
Place of origin United States[1][2]
Region or state Texas
Main ingredients Tortilla, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, Cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa
Cookbook: Taco salad  Media: Taco salad

A taco salad is an American dish[1][2] that combines many ingredients commonly used in Tex-Mex tacos.


The salad is served with 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), seasoned shredded chicken or beans and/or Spanish rice for vegetarians.

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  1. ^ a b "Donald Trump's taco bowl sums up everything wrong with Cinco de Mayo". The Oregonian. Retrieved 1 August 2016. The taco bowl (or taco salad) is a decidedly American invention. You'll find it at Chipotle, Qdoba and the odd Mexican restaurant but only north of the Rio Grande. Most online resources peg the dish's origins to Texas in the '60s. 
  2. ^ a b "-Trump uses taco bowl to try to reach out to Hispanic voters on Cinco de Mayo". USA Today. He smiles over a "taco bowl," otherwise known as a taco salad, a dish that originated in the United States. 

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