Taco Bowl Salad

I love Mexican food! It’s one of my favorite cuisines. Looking at things from a different perspective once I went vegan, it was interesting to realize that a lot of staple foods in Mexican cuisine are naturally vegan! This is a mash-up of two of my favorite foods: salads and Mexican!

Taco Bowl Salad

What You’ll Need:

  • 3-4 cups of romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1/4 cup white onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup scallion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of bell pepper, chopped (I used a mixture of red, orange and yellow bell peppers)
  • 1/2 fully ripened, large avocado (soft enough that it will mash easily)
  • 1/4 cup of vegan shredded cheese (try Daiya’s pepperjack or So Delicious’s cheddar jack flavors)
  • 1/4 cup of canned green chilies
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite salsa
  • 1/2 cup of refried beans (make sure that they don’t contain lard, as some brands use this which is derived from animal fat and is therefore NOT vegan!)
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • salt and pepper

 

What to Do:

  1. Spread shredded romaine in a bowl.
  2. In a small dish, mash avocado into a guacamole consistency.
  3. Place onion, scallion, peppers, cheese, mashed avo, green chilies, salsa, and refried beans on top of lettuce, in a circle. I put the refried beans in the center and everything else around the beans.
  4. Sprinkle cilantro on top of refried beans.
  5. Sprinkle chia seeds over all ingredients.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can also add a dressing of your choice; I ate it as is because it was already flavorful to me but dress it up however you like. Bon appetit!

 

 

Date posted on Instagram: 2/6/18

 

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