Taco Salad
Alternative namesTaco bowl
Place of originUSA
Region or stateTexas
Main ingredientsTortilla, meat, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, Cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa

A taco salad is a Tex-Mex dish that combines ingredients used in Tex-Mex tacos. The dish originated in Texas during the 1960s.[1][2][3]


The salad is served with a fried flour tortilla shell stuffed with shredded iceberg lettuce and topped with diced tomatoes, shredded Cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa. The salad is topped with taco meat (ground beef), seasoned shredded chicken or beans and/or Spanish rice for vegetarians.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ Gustavo Arellano (6 May 2016), "So Did Mexicans Invent the Taco Salad? And How Does It Tie Back to Disneyland?", OC Weekly, Orange County, California, archived from the original on 13 June 2018, retrieved 4 April 2018
  2. ^ Gustavo Arellano (2013). Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. Simon & Schuster. p. 207. ISBN 9781439148624. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b Olver, Lynne. "The Food Timeline: history notes--salad". The Food Timeline. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  4. ^ Brandon Schultz (2014). The Taco Revolution: Over 100 Traditional and Innovative Recipes to Master America's New Favorite Food. Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. ISBN 9781628739800. Retrieved 4 April 2018.