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Chicken ‘Taco’ Salad


Chicken ‘Taco’ Salad

Making your own taco seasoning is super easy, a lot cheaper than the packet mix and doesn’t have that added nasty sugar. Leave off the cheese and sour cream if you are off dairy.

Equipment required

Non stick fry pan

Shopping list for 2 people

300g chicken mince
1 small head of ice berg lettuce
1 grated carrot
1 red pepper
1 onion
1 clove of garlic, crushed or diced
1 sml bunch of coriander
1 avocado
Splash lime juice
1/2 cup water
Splash of oil
1 handful grated cheese (optional)
2 dollops of sour cream (optional)


1.5 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground ginger, garlic, oregano, paprika
Shake of cayenne pepper to taste
1/2 chicken stock cube
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Method to the madness

Mix together the spice mix and set aside

Shred the lettuce and dice the pepper finely

Heat the fry pan to medium high heat with the oil, meanwhile dice the onion

Fry off the onion and garlic until it softens, add in the chicken mince

Once the mince is slightly browned add the spice mix, toast it for about 1 minute then add the water

Leave this to simmer on a medium heat until the liquid has evaporated. Add in the chopped fresh coriander at the end of the cooking process

Dice the avocado just before serving to avoid discolouration

Plate up with the lettuce, pepper, carrot and avocado on the bottom with a squeeze of lime juice on top

Add the chicken mince, cheese and sour cream



2 thoughts on “Chicken ‘Taco’ Salad

  1. I haven’t been able to find a pre-packaged taco seasoning that wasn’t loaded with salt and/or MSG. Thanks for the spice blend. I’ll give it a try.

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