Picnic Food Recipes // Taco Salad

It’s National Picnic Week ! We all know I love a picnic, for many reasons but clearly food is one of them.

Although a Sandwich at a picnic is not my favourite, I much prefer finding alternatives that keep better, easy to travel and that the whole family can enjoy.

Taco Salad fills all these requirements and even better it only takes less than 15 minutes to make – win!

Taco Salad is something my Mom has made us since we were little, she is American and was taught when she was younger. It comes about from using up leftovers from Taco’s the night before but you can also make it from fresh.

Taco Salad is an excellent alternative to sandwiches for a Picnic, or accompliment at a BBQ, find out more along with the recipe at Innocent Charms Chats

Either way it is delicious and keeps in the fridge for at least 3 days, just don’t add the hard shells/tortilla chips till you are ready to eat.

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Taco Salad
A tasty and easy Mexican salad perfect for Picnics and BBQ’s
Ingredients
  • 250 Grams Beef Mince
  • 2/3rds of a Packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Onion (Diced)
  • 2 Tomato
  • Half Iceberg Lettuce
  • 100 Grams Cheese
  • 125 ml Sour Cream
  • 4/5 Handfuls Taco Shells or Tortilla Chips
  • Few Leaves Coriander
Instructions
Brown Mince, once cooked drain away fatSprinkle on Taco Seasoning give a good stir and cook on low for 5/10 minutesWhilst mince cooks, dice Onions and TomatoesShred Lettuce, grate Cheese and chop up CorianderOnce mince is slightly cool put into a mixing bowl and add all other ingredients apart from the Coriander and Tortilla ChipsMix well until everything is coated in the sour creamMix in the Chips and then add the Corainder on top and serve
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The great thing about the recipe is you can pretty much remove anything you are not to keen on (minus the taco seasoning), you could happily try and make it veggie with tofu mince, could cook the onions in with the mince if you do not like such a strong taste. It is up to you.

Taco Salad is an excellent alternative to sandwiches for a Picnic, or accompliment at a BBQ, find out more along with the recipe at Innocent Charms Chats

What do you think? Great alternative for picnics? It transports so well in Tupperware or is perfect to have on the table for BBQ Meals. If you give it a go yourself don’t forget to share with me on social media, I would love to know how you get on.

About Innocent Charms Chats

Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

  • Meals and Makes

    This looks delicious. I have never thought of taking something like this on a picnic but can see that it would really work (and what a nice change to sandwiches!)#recipeoftheweek

  • Mayuri Patel

    A great healthy picnic dish. I often carry salads to picnics and they keep fresh as long as the dressing is carried separately.