Apr 25

Taco Salad | Friday Foodie Feature

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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Today’s Friday Foodie Feature is dedicated to  




In the late 80’s, my hubby who at the time was my fiance and I went to Fort Lee, NJ, to visit her at her mother’s house.  She had just flown in from Cali with her first born son, RJ and for lunch she made a Taco Salad.  Neither one of us had ever had it and it was also the first time I had ever eaten an avocado.  I fell in love with the recipe and over the years, have made it during the warmer months.  Last week when I chose to make it for this week’s feature I didn’t realize that it would be on her Birthday!  Further proof that we were meant to be friends for life!

Taco Salad with Black Beans


This is such an easy-to-prepare salad and my men simply loves it, Malik was having a fit because he had to wait until I took the pictures!


  • 1 lb Ground Turkey – fully cooked

  • 1 package Taco Seasoning

  • 1 Can of Black Beans

  • Iceberg Lettuce – shredded

  • 1/2 Avocado – diced

  • 1 Package of Cherry Tomatoes – halved

  • 1 Cup of Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese

  • Catalina Dressing

  • Tortilla Chips

  • OPTIONS: Cilantro, Black Pepper, Hot Sauce, Sour Cream

Ingredients for Taco Salad

Thoroughly cook the Ground Turkey then add Taco Seasoning and 1/3 cup of water – preparing according to package directions.

Wash veggies, cut tomatoes in half, shred the lettuce and dice the avocado.  Drain and rinse can of black beans.

Wash all veggies and rinse and drain black beans


Put lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, and black beans into a bowl and top with taco seasoned ground turkey.

Add veggies and black beans into a bowl

Add taco seasoned ground beef to bowl

Pour in just enough Catalina dressing to lightly coat then mix.

Serve with Tortilla Chips and top with options - sour cream and hotsauce

Serve with Tortilla Chips and top with options, sour cream and Hot Sauce.

Thank you Karen for introducing me to this salad and thank you for being my friend!

Best Friends for Life


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  1. imagesbytdashfield

    Great story. Beat her up, huh? LOL I should talk. I have known my dear friend since we were in 9th grade although we did get into a fight over a boy once before we became good friends 🙂

    1. DelBlogger

      I know…that’s how most of us met our best/good friends – through adversity! Hope you are feeling better and enjoy this beautiful Fri-Yay!

  2. FreeUrCloset

    Awww … such a touching story, and so close to our hearts. Happy b-day to your fabulous BFFL!

    PS: Thanx for sharing the Taco salad recipe. Looks delicious, we’ll have to try it sometime (and you can tell Malik we don’t mind sharing with him). Enjoy your ‘Fri-yay!

    XOXO N & N

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you but she didn’t like that I told that story…so I removed it to make peace (oh well). Yes, the taco salad was awesome, there weren’t any leftovers so it might make an appearance again next week. Have a wonderful weekend lovely lady!

  3. Me And My Mini Me

    What a cool way to celebrate your friend’s birthday. This looks like a great, quick and easy recipe.

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you, it was so good that I made it again tonight! Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Agos

    I’ve never had taco salad either, but it does look so good!

    1. DelBlogger

      Oh, then you must try it – Cinco de Mayo would be the perfect time!

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