I love taco salad! With summer tomatoes added, this is a delicious meal! But, wow! The calories packed into those fried taco bowls are unbelievable! In just the shell there are 310 calories and 18 g of fat! A while back I discovered that these tortilla shells could be microwaved instead of deep fried. They’re still flavorful and crispy without the guilt!
Take the tortilla and place it into a microwaveable bowl. Press it in a bit so it will be the shape of the bowl.
Then pop it into the microwave for 45 seconds. Turn the bowl and test to see if it’s done – it will crisp up more as it cools! If it needs a little more time, microwave 15 more seconds. Remove it from the bowl and let it cool.
I made up taco mixture with beef – you could also use ground turkey. Add the taco seasoning. Then simply add the lettuce, taco meat, tomatoes, cheese and sour cream to your shell. You could crumble some tortilla chips on top for a little more crunch.
This would make a super fast Sunday dinner. You can do the shells ahead of time and place them in a Ziploc bag. Make the meat mixture on Saturday. Also have the vegetables cut up. All you have to do when you get home from church is assemble the salads. Fresh and tasty!
This would be good with breakfast because they’re not too sweet, but also a good snack or dessert with a cup of coffee or glass of milk!