Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bacon and Egg Chipotle Taco Salad

Bacon and Egg Chipotle Taco Salad recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

With more chopped vegetables, bacon, egg and cheese than there was lettuce in the salad, this is my favorite kind of salad. I love it when a bite of salad results in loads of great flavor with just a small amount of lettuce to tie it all together. Last week, I was craving a taco salad and this recipe is the result of a rummage through the refrigerator over the weekend.

I loved the slight heat from the chipotle sauce and the bits of egg and bacon made it just unusual enough to make me smile. The whole family enjoyed this for lunch and my non-spice loving son declared it great even without the dressing.

Bacon and Egg Chipotle Taco Salad
(printable recipe)

1 head green leaf lettuce, washed and chopped into bite size pieces
1 large cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced into 1" matchsticks
3-4 green onions, thinly sliced
3 roma tomatoes, chopped bite size, about 1 1/2 cups chopped
2 large carrots, peeled, chopped thin and bite size
1 can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 can large black olives, chopped or sliced
2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
4 slices bacon, chopped into 1" pieces, cooked and drained
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 - 1/2 cup Chipotle sauce or ranch dressing of your choice
1-2 cups tortilla chips, crushed to bite size pieces

Place all of the vegetables in a very large bowl and toss to combine. Add the beans, olives, eggs, bacon and cheese and toss again. (If you are unlikely to eat all of this salad in one meal, this is a good time to set aside a portion for another day.) Add the chips and about 1/4 cup of the dressing and toss well to coat the salad. Add more dressing as desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Bacon and Egg Chipotle Taco Salad recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen




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11 comments:

  1. What a scrumptious summer-time meal Mary! I love that the "toppings" outweigh the lettuce too. Way to go!

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  2. I always love it when there are more mix-ins than there are salad greens. That's how you know it's a good salad! As soon as I heard chipotle, I was so in.

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  3. You had me at bacon.... :) And the chipotle sauce..... I mean what is there really to say other then, YUM!!!!

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  4. This sounds perfect to me! Great summer meal and pretty too. I love hard boiled eggs in salad.

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  5. This looks healthy, fresh, and crunchy; all of my favorites. For a salad I'm making today, I'm playing with just adding some hot sauce to my ranch dressing, to add a little spice.

    That sounds perfect for this salad, too.

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  6. What a delicious creation Mary and what Joanne said.

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  7. This is my kind of salad, you've got all the food groups in there I think!

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  8. This sounds amazing! I love all of the greatness that you have packed into this salad! Delish!

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  9. I think I could live on this salad, no joke. I'm highly addicted to a similar one at California Pizza Kitchen. Looks perfect!

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  10. Well dang that sounds GREAT! That's the kind of salad I can eat and really enjoy.

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