This Taco Salad Bowl with Creamy Avocado Dressing is the perfect way to enjoy a taco and salad all in one. Loaded with all the fixings and topped with a delicious avocado dressing, this entree salad will become a favorite in your home.

Whether it’s a quick weeknight meal or served with a baked taco ring, beef enchiladas and a chili rellano casserole for a delicious theme night party, this Taco Salad Bowl is perfect.

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Taco Salad Bowl with Creamy Avocado Dressing


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What Goes In A Taco Salad?

Taco salad is made with meat, veggies, cheese, and a delicious cilantro avocado based taco salad dressing to top it all off. It can be served in a tortilla bowl that you can eat, or used as a filling for a wrap. Best served warm, it can also be served cold.

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How To Make Taco Salad

  1. Scramble fry ground beef with seasoning, add green chilis and quinoa.
  2. Blend taco salad dressing ingredients till smooth, as per recipe below.
  3. Mix beef mixture together with veggies. Add dressing just prior to serving.
  4. Top with crushed tortilla chips and hot sauce!


  • This recipe calls for ground beef, but you can use ground turkey, chicken or even fish. For a meatless option, try extra firm tofu scrambled in place of meat.
  • Quinoa is used in this taco salad recipe, but white or brown rice would be delicious substitutes as well.
  • Break up crisp tortilla chips to add to your salad. Or crush up your favorite flavored Doritos for a fun and salty twist.
  • Change up the cheese to customize your taco salad bowl! Monterey Jack, spicy cheddar or crumbled cojita would all be delicious options.
  • Keep all ingredients separate and create a taco bar experience! Your family or guests can create their own individual taco salad bowl to match their tastes.

Taco Salad Bowl with creamy avocado dressing drizzled over the top.

You really can’t go wrong with this taco salad bowl recipe. It’s a fun and family-approved meal that will definitely be a hit!

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Taco Salad Bowl with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Everything you love about eating a taco made into one delicious salad.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings


For the Salad:

  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 pound ground beef cooked
  • 1 10 oz bag frozen microwavable quinoa cooked
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chilis
  • 1 cup black beans drained
  • 1 cup sliced olives
  • 1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • tortilla chips
  • Hot sauce for garnish

For the Dressing:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ¾ cup cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 cup water added as needed to thin dressing


  • Brown ground beef and season with taco seasoning. Add green chilis and quinoa, mix until combined and heated through. Set aside.
  • Make the dressing, by adding all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blending until smooth. Slowly adding water until you have reached your desired consistency.
  • Place the beef mixture and the rest of the salad ingredients into a large bowl and mix.
  • Add the salad dressing just before you are ready to serve and mix to combine.
  • Serve with tortilla chips and garnish with hot sauce (optional).
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 707kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 1432mg | Potassium: 1278mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3137IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 293mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Salad
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex

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Shannon is an Arizona transplant who traded the rain for a life in the sun. Her daughter is like having 5 kids in one so her “me” time is found outside running or in the kitchen cooking and creating recipes families will love. Shannon graduated with a Degree in Biology and went on to get her post-baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene. She feels the way to make people smile and come together is through good food, so she tries to create meals that will not only be easy to make, but delicious to eat. Shannon’s philosophy is, when all else fails, have a dream. So that is what she tries to do; dream, create, and bring her recipes to life from her kitchen to yours. Visit Shannon at The Food Cafe to learn more.
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