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Taco Salad

Updated: Jan 30

Most kids are not huge fans of vegetables. I remember multiple occasions sitting at the dinner table for what seemed like hours, just because I was refusing to eat my vegetables. Sometimes I would put the vegetables in a napkin and put it in my pocket, then ask to go to the bathroom, where I would flush them down the toilet or put them behind a step that was removable. Ew, which means they rotted away back there! Anyway, I have a point to all this.

Potlucks are just that, lucky or unlucky. I remember a specific potluck at our church when I was little, because it was when I realized I could like vegetables. My mom made me get some type of vegetable for lunch and dinner, just like all good moms do. Well, one time at potluck my mom gave me salad. Yuck! (Now I love salad, but think as a kids for a minute...yuck.) This salad was different though. It had your typical lettuce, tomato combo, but it also had chips in it. Kids love chips! Some type of veggie meat was in it as well, but I focused on the chips as I prepared to eat it.

Yummy! Taco salad! Genius. This potluck recipe was lucky indeed, and it helped me to enjoy eating my vegetables as a kid. Now I can still enjoy it as an adult as well. After my first encounter I would always eagerly look to see if the taco salad was part of the potluck. I was always bummed when the lady didn't make the taco salad, because that meant I had to eat the regular boring vegetables, or stink them in a waded up napkin.

Now I'm the lady who makes taco salad for potlucks. Your kids will thank me someday.


1 head of lettuce

1 tomato, diced

1 avocado, diced

1 cup tortilla chips, crushed

1 package (12-14 oz.) veggie beef

1/2 packet taco seasoning

1/4 cup veganaise

Here's everything you'll need.

Do you like spicy foods?

  • Bring on the spice!

  • I prefer no spice.

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