Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Spicy Taco Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Toss everything you love about tacos--from the shells to the cheese--into a hearty salad.



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Toss the tortilla strips on a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of oil, 1 teaspoon taco seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spread out into an even layer and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and crisp, about 20 minutes.
  2. Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons taco seasoning and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the jalapeños, brine and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  3. Toss the beans, slaw mix, cilantro, Cheddar, tomatoes and onion with the taco-jalapeno dressing in a large serving bowl. Season with salt. Top with the tortilla strips and dollops of sour cream if using.
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