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Monday, June 16, 2014

Yummy Mummy Recipe: Taco Salad

When the weather gets hot I tend to crave lighter options but still crave full- flavoured food with a kick. Enter the taco salad- a Summery dinner idea that will leave you content and satisfied. Plus you can make this as healthy (or naughty!) as you like! It's also one of those quick meals that's a crowd pleaser- making it a perfect mid- week dinner idea for busy families. 

Yummy Mummy Recipe: Taco Salad
Serves 4
Ingredients:
Ground beef (or turkey if you're wanting a leaner choice)
Pasta
1 Head of leaf lettuce
1 tomato, diced
1 avocado, chopped
1 onion, chopped
Taco Seasoning (I used Epicure's Taco Seasoning courtesy of my gal pal Renee)
Fresh cilantro for garnish

Directions:
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil & cook up your pasta
2. While pasta is cooking, saute your ground beef with the seasoning and some onion if desired
3. While the meat & pasta are cooking cooking, layer your fresh ingredients on a plate, starting with the lettuce as a base
4. When the pasta is cooked, drain & layer on top of veggies
5. Top with ground beef & garnish with fresh cilantro
Serve with salsa, Greek yoghurt or sour cream, and some yummy guac. Ole!

Healthy Sub Suggestions: 
- You can make this super healthy and use a lean ground meat other than beef (or go with a vegetarian version)
- ...Or pack on extra veggies and lighten how much meat you're loading on
- Use a whole wheat or nutritious gluten free pasta
- Skip the store- bought condiments & make your own salsa & guacamole to cut out unnecessary salt and additives

BIG THANKS to my friend Renee for the delicious taco seasoning! 
Want some for yourself? Check out her website & Facebook page to order some! You can also enter to win a $25 credit to use towards Epicure products from Renee. Check out our Contests Page to enter!

June posts sponsored by Cutie Pie Boutique