Thursday, August 2, 2012
Build your own taco salad.
I've really enjoyed having my girls home this summer. We've had lots of fun together! I love the extra time spent with them because I find that I just LOVE their personalities. They've been extremely helpful around the house and especially love helping with the meal planning and prep work.
Yesterday we were running errands and discussing what we'd like to eat for dinner. I decided that Taco Salad with grilled chicken sounded great. As it turns out, all three of us had different ideas as to what would make the best tasting taco salad and that's where the build your own taco salad idea was born. Natalie wanted green onion, tomato, and black beans while Emma wanted olives and cheese. We chose to use cotija cheese which really makes this salad!
So without further ado here is the Build your own taco salad as done by my girls and I:
For the chicken:
2 or 3 organic chicken breasts
Approx. 2-3 T Williams Sonoma's Chili Lime Rub
Pound the chicken breasts until flat. Then rub 1 T of the chili lime rub all over each breast.
Grill over hot coals until cooked through.
For the salad:
1 head of your favorite lettuce, chopped
1 Can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 small can of black olives, drained
4 green onions, chopped
2/3 cup crumbled cotija cheese
1 small container of grape olives, cut in half
Handful of cilantro, chopped
1 lime, quartered
LiteHouse Jalapeno Ranch dressing (or your favorite dressing)
Arrange on a large platter.
Each person can then dish up their own salad to their personal taste! :)
For the easiest guacamole you've ever made:
2 haas Avocados
Rojo's medium salsa to taste (it really tastes the best in guacamole!
mash up the avocados in a small bowl.
add a little bit of the salsa at a time with a sprinkling of garlic salt and combine.
Continue doing so, adding a little at a time until the guac is to your liking. YUM!