A Simple Summer Salad - Meatless Taco Salad

There's a lot of alliteration going on in that title ... ahh high school days and learning about different figures of speech.  Anyway!  On Thursdays I usually make my grocery list since I like to knock out my shopping over the weekend, and I was thinking about what I wanted for dinners next week.  I had my mason jar taco salads for lunch this week, but I still had that craving for a good salad.  Then I remembered this amazing concoction that my Grandma usually has for us when we visit.  And aren't meals made by Grandma about a million times better than what we make ourselves?  It's a meatless taco salad which is perfect for hot summers like we are having now, since it requires no cooking whatsoever.  Plus, it's a little different than your typical taco salad, which is a plus (not that I would


get burnt out on Mexican food). 

You will need:

  • One head of iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • A few medium tomatoes, diced
  • Medium red onion, diced
  • One can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • One bag of shredded cheese
  • One bag of Fritos
  • Catalina dressing

 Here's the hard part - combine the lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and kidney beans in a large bowl and mix together.  I don't really measure each ingredient, I just eyeball it.  Then, when you're ready to


devour this salad, add the Fritos and dressing for each serving individually.  Also, make sure the lettuce and beans are good and dry before you assemble the salad and it will store well in a sealed container (this is also why I add the chips and dressing per serving).

Ironically enough, my aunt called my Grandma today too to get this recipe, so you know it's gotta be good.  If you try this out, let me know how you like it!