Do you want to make a nice and fresh taco salad? Taco salad is perfect to combine when you have leftover taco powder and taco sauce from last night.

In my recipe, I use lettuce, ground beef with my taco seasoning, homemade taco sauce, sour cream, jalapeno and cheese on gratin tortilla chips. This is a good and simple recipe.

Here you will find my favorite recipe for taco salad + my best tips for success with the recipe!

Tips for Success with Taco Salad

In my taco salads, I always use ready-made taco ground meat with my own taco seasoning and a sauce made from sour cream and homemade taco sauce.

I think it tastes better with homemade taco seasoning and sauces. It’s also healthier and won’t cause stomach aches if you have a sensitive stomach like ready-made pain relievers can.

If you plan to make your own taco seasoning and taco sauce, you should prepare it before following this recipe. Something I recommend because that would be great!

ground meat substitute

When making taco salad, you can use any type of ground meat – ground beef or vegetable powder works well.

If you use vegetable powder, you have a completely vegetarian taco salad!

Selection of cheese

I usually use cheddar cheese when I make tortilla chips in the oven. But it’s also good to use any other cheese that melts in the oven.

Feel free to use aged cheese, which has a lot of flavor.

an alternative to tortilla chips

When making this recipe, I used Tex-Mex flavored tortilla chips that I already had at home. It turned out well, but for this recipe it is better to use regular salted tortilla chips.

If you are going to buy tortilla chips to make this recipe – buy regular chips that are only salty!

20 minutes

30 minutes

total time:
50 minutes

A delicious and simple recipe for taco salad that takes less than an hour to make at home.

The recipe makes 4 servings of salad.


Taco ground beef

tortilla chips


  • 2 dl tacos

  • 1 dl sour cream



Taco ground beef

  1. Heat a frying pan with olive oil.
  2. Fry the minced meat until it is completely cooked. Add taco seasoning and 0.5 dl water. Let it boil until the water disappears.

tortilla chips

  1. Set the oven to 200 degrees and grate the cheddar cheese.
  2. Spread the potatoes on the baking paper. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  3. Bake on the middle level of the oven for about 5-6 minutes until the cheese has melted. Take out and let cool.


  1. Combine taco sauce and sour cream in a bowl.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until serving.


  1. Wash all vegetables thoroughly. Chop the lettuce and chop the pepper, tomato and cucumber into small pieces.
  2. Divide the salad and vegetables into bowls. Add corn kernels.
  3. Dice the avocado and squeeze the lime juice. Squeeze the remaining lime juice over the salad to add flavor.
  4. Divide avocados among bowls.
  5. Crumble the cheese gratin tortilla chips over the bowl.
  6. Add the minced meat and drizzle the sauce on top.
  7. Top with jalapenos and extra chips.
  8. serve immediately.

1. Fry the minced meat and add taco seasoning and water. Let it boil until the water disappears.

2. Place the potatoes on the baking paper. Grate the cheese and sprinkle it over the chips.

Tacosalad Chips

3. Bake in the oven (200 degrees) for about 5 minutes.


4. Combine taco sauce and sour cream in a bowl.


5. Wash and chop the salad and vegetables. Divide into bowls and top with corn kernels.


6. Dice the avocado and squeeze a little lemon juice. Squeeze the remaining lime juice over the salad and spread the avocado.


7. Add crushed tortilla chips and taco powder. Pour over the sauce and sprinkle with jalapenos.


More on Taco Salad

A taco salad is similar to a taco, although you replace the taco shells and tortillas with fresh lettuce and crunchy tortilla chips.

Taco salads can be made from several different ingredients. My recipe is made with crunchy iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, green peppers, jalapeños and avocado.

This is a good combination of vegetables that you can easily substitute by leaving out some vegetables or replacing them with something else.

Replace avocado with guacamole

If you want more “sauce” for your salad, I can recommend a nice avocado guacamole. It’s very simple and then you also get a little extra flavor from the lemon, coriander and cumin.

You can serve your guacamole as a side dish with a few extra chips.

guacamole recipe

Have you tried my Taco Salad recipe? Please leave a comment!

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