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So we’re lying in bed one night, and Mark turns to me, and says “Taco Salad”.
That’s all it took. I had recently gone shopping and filled our vegetable drawer to overflowing, so I had everything on hand for the salad. I just needed to figure out the tortilla bowls.
I thought about going out and purchasing some premade bowls, or seeing if I could just bake the premade flour tortillas into a bowl shape, but why make it easy? I decided to pull out an old favorite for homemade tortillas, but instead of frying them on the stove, to bake them over a bowl in the oven.
Yum! Besides being extremely simple, the kids loved the tortilla bowls, and I think managed to eat some vegetables with their dinner. I debated putting radishes in since it’s not something you find in a normal taco salad, but I couldn’t resist their pretty red color.
- 1 batch of dough for home made flour tortillas - http://bit.ly/1Q9ymXP
- 1/2 cup iceberg lettuce, chopped
- 1/2 cup Romaine Lettuce, chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1 radish, sliced and quartered
- 1 TBS chopped olives
- 2 TBS Black Beans
- Dressing of your choice
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Roll out the dough, and drape across an overturned, oven-safe bowl** sprayed lightly with cooking spray.
- Pinch around the edges to make some nice creases in your shell.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Prep your vegetable while the bowls are baking.
- When removing the shells from the bowl, gently slide a knife between the shell and the bowl to loosen, and then carefully flip it off.
- Toss ingredients gently together inside shell.
- Drizzle with your favorite dressing*** and enjoy.
- *Will make up to 12 shells. Salad ingredients are for one salad.
- **I used an overturned muffin tin and draped it across 4 muffin wells.
- ***In the photo's I was using Poppyseed dressing, but I also enjoy this with Kraft's Sun dried Tomato Dressing. Absolutely delicious no matter your preference. My kids preferred ranch. If you're looking for more of a traditional taco flavor, toss it with a scoop of sour cream, and leave off the dressing