Black Bean Taco Salad
The only thing I ever needed to know about taco salad for it to win me over is that it has tortilla chips in it. I am fully on board with chips in a salad, though a crispy tortilla bowl will suffice too. It’s kind of genius, and certainly delicious. While some salads are a celebration of delicate leafy lettuce and the balance of a simple vinaigrette, taco salad is much more in your face and is basically a vehicle for all things zesty, and creamy, and cheesy… and chips. This particular Black Bean Taco Salad extolls all those virtues but it also has my heart because there’s no cooking involved whatsoever. Just some stirring and a little chopping and you’ve got one hearty, zesty, craveable main event of a salad.
A beefy, meaty taco salad is great, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I enjoy this one just as much. A vegetarian salad like this is something I turn to a lot for a quick lunch because there’s no cooking to be done so it comes together fast but it still fills you up. That being said, it doesn’t really matter if something fills you up if it doesn’t taste good while doing it, but never fear — this salad hits all the marks. Let’s start with the dressing
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