Carol Steed’s California Avocado Taco Salad

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Total Time: 10 min

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Created by California Avocado grower Carol Steed, this delicious salad is perfect for any casual get-together. 

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Serves: 4

1 lean ground beef or turkey 2 tsp. ground cumin 1/2 tsp. garlic salt As needed Salt, to taste As needed Pepper, to taste 1 head green leaf lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces 1 head red leaf lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces 1 (12-oz.) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 (6-oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 (2.25-oz.) can sliced black olives, drained 3 green onions, thinly sliced 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1/3 cup chopped cilantro 2 ripe Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and cubed 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese 1 cup crushed corn tortilla chips 3/4 cup prepared Russian or French salad dressing
  1. Brown ground beef or turkey in a skillet over medium heat. Add cumin, garlic salt, and salt and pepper, to taste. Cook until the meat is no longer pink and then drain. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine meat, lettuces, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, olives, green onions, tomatoes, cilantro and avocados. Gently mix together all ingredients and sprinkle cheese over the top.
  3. Just before serving, toss the salad mixture with the tortilla chips and salad dressing.


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*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

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There are about 3,000 farmers who grow California Avocados. In addition to enjoying some of their recipes, find out about the history of California Avocados.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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