Friday, May 27, 2011

Taco Pasta Salad

I love taco salad - but the "men" don't care for it quite as much.  Then I found this recipe - now they love taco salad too :)  It's a wonderful salad to take on a picnic, to a summer potluck, or camping!


2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
1 pound ground beef
1 envelope taco seasoning
3 cups shredded lettuce
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup Catalina salad dressing
Tortilla chips

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the taco seasoning; cool.
Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; stir into meat mixture. Add the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onion, green pepper and dressing; toss to coat. Serve with tortilla chips.

Do you have a favorite summer salad?


  1. YUM! This really sounds yummy, and the kinda salad any guy would like!

  2. I haven't had a taco salad for years. I love the flour tortilla bowl. MMMM! I bet my guys would love this taco salad, too. They really love anything with pasta.

    One my favorite salads is broccoli Grape. It's so good! Summer fruit salads are a favorite, too. So refreshing!

  3. Are you trying to make me hungry this morning??? LOL

    Have a safe & fun weekend!

  4. Yummy!! This make me hungry. Thanks for such instant delicious recipe. I would like to make it right now.

  5. We just had tacos tonight I'll have to try this as tacos is one of the few things everyone will eat. My favorite summer salad is a simple tomato/onion/basil I just made the first one of the season and even threw in a little cucumber. Now all of us fight over dipping the italian bread in the dressing - damn kids! LOL

    Patty from


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