Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cinco De Mayo - Taco Salad w/ Avocado & Cilantro Dressing

Look no further for a delicious salad for your Cinco De Mayo festivities this weekend!! Let your taste buds take you for a ride!!

Ingredients:
1lb Grass Fed Ground Beef (Tara Firma Farms) or Meat/Fish of Choice
1 Small White Onion - Chopped
1 Red Bell Pepper - Chopped
1 Yellow or Orange Pepper - Chopped
1/2 Jalapeno - Chopped
Homemade Fajita/Taco Seasoning(Click Here)
4 Cups Chopped Romaine Lettuce
1 Cup Chopped Arugula (Optional)
1/2 Avocado - Chopped
2 Green Onions - Diced
10 Pitted Kalamata Olives - Diced
1/4c Toasted Pepitas (Purchased Raw Pepitas from Trader Joes - toasted for 3-5 min over medium heat)
1/4c Red Onion - Chopped
1-2 oz Crumbled Organic Feta Cheese (For those eating Dairy)
Organic Cherry Tomatoes (Optional)
1/4c Avocado & Cilantro Dressing (Click Here)



Directions:

  • Brown Ground Beef, Onion, Bell Pepper & Jalapeno over medium heat in a cast iron pan
  • Mix fajita/taco seasoning and turn down to low heat for 10-15 min
  • In 2 dinner bowls - Add romaine lettuce, arugula, red onion, green onion, kalamata olives, toasted pepitas, avocado 
  • Add meat & veggie mixture over salad
  • Top with Avocado & Cilantro Dressing 

  • Enjoy!



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