GOALS – Frugal, Healthy Meals – Taco Salad (GF)

Taco Salad

1/2 lb ground beef, cooked and seasoned with taco seasoning ( I use a homemade recipe to ensure it’s gluten free)

1 head lettuce

1 cup frozen corn, thawed

1 avocado

1 red pepper, sliced into thin strips

2 corn tortillas, sliced into strips

2 tsp olive oil


Slice up your lettuce.

Stick the lettuce in a big bowl, and add the corn and peppers.  Slice the avocado up and add to the salad.

In a small saucepan, heat the oil.  Once heated, add the corn tortilla strips and fry ‘em up.  Salt them if you’d like.  For a healthier, but more time consuming option, you can bake them in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes or so, until they’re crispy.

When the tortilla strips are done, it’s time to serve.  Top each serving of salad with a small amount of the taco meat, salsa, and the tortilla strips.  The salsa works beautifully as a dressing, and keeps the salad moist.  Healthy and cheap!  Serves 4.

Taco Salad - Better on a Budget

The great thing about this salad is that you can add/omit what you like/don’t like.  If you like onion, throw some on!  Don’t like avocado?  Shred up some carrot instead. If you LOVE cheese and can’t have salad without it, add a little bit of that as well.

COST  (When items are bought on sale!!):

ground beef , taco seasoning- $1.10

Corn – $0.24

Red Pepper – $0.99

Corn tortillas and olive oil – $0.23

Lettuce – $1

Salsa – $0.25 (this is even cheaper when you make it yourself!)

TOTAL COST – $3.81

3 thoughts on “GOALS – Frugal, Healthy Meals – Taco Salad (GF)

  1. Dianna Thomas

    My favorite things to do on blogs is read recipes–I find so many that look good and when I make them are just delious– I can’t wait to try this out Im just not much of a cook… Thanks for the help–and sharing this

    1. Evelyn Post author

      Thanks so much for the compliment! I’m excited to see it Thursday, and to check out all of the other YUMMY recipes that will be shared.:-)


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