Taco Salad

Taco saladHere’s a little secret. My husband is a much better cook than I will ever be. But as my family will attest to I rock a mean salad. Since I was diagnosed with a brain tumour I have been sitting back eating junk. I had previous to the diagnosis been running for exercise because it’s free, we have a treadmill and it’s a great excuse to buy new shoes. Exercise was also the reason why I had the intense head pains that caused me to go to the doctor and led me to the brain tumour diagnosis. So running is off the table for now. Which means that healthy eating is on.

I always thought that those fancy taco salad bowls in restaurants would be hard to duplicate. I am happy to say that I was so wrong about that. Last night I made a couple taco salad bowls and here are the instructions:


  • 8″ flour tortilla shells (from a package)
  • onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder
  • Olive oil
  • cooking spray


  1. Lay the tortilla shell on a flat surface, lightly brush with olive oil
  2. Lightly dust with spices
  3. Spray non stick cooking spray inside an oven safe bowl
  4. Put the tortilla shell into the bowl, pressing down in the middle
  5. Heat in the oven until crispy (350 degrees for 10 minutes in my oven)


  • Romaine lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Yellow pepper
  • black beans
  • Chicken
  • Avocado
  • Green onion
  • Shredded cheese
  • Dressing (oil and balsamic vinegar)

One thought on “Taco Salad

  1. rachelcolley1 June 1, 2015 / 2:32 am

    Thanks for sharing this it looks great!
    Although I was sold by just the title 😛
    I’ve been trying to be a bit more healthy whilst still having food I enjoy so this seems perfect 🙂

    The Everyday Life of Rachel

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