Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Too hot to cook!

When it's too hot to cook, this has always been my favorite dish to put together. You do have to cook the meat, but what I mean by too hot to cook is too hot to turn on the oven~ which is a 1940's O'Keefe & Merritt. Without even turning it on, it gives off heat.... so turning on the oven on a hot day can be miserable!
This is a healthier version of the Mexican Salad that I usually make.
You can add whatever you like: Salsa, olives, cheese, chips, meat, beans, sour cream, tomato....
I substituted a few things: Turkey instead of meat, fat free sour cream instead of regular, kidney/pinto beans instead of refried beans and baked nacho cheese tortilla chips instead of the regular ones.
You just: layer, repeat, layer, repeat....




It' quick, simple & my kids will eat it~ that's probably why it's one of my favorite dishes!

3 comments:

kim* said...

yum-- I love taco salads :)
I also love crunchy tacos :)

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

YUM! I am going to take your idea and make a "healthy" Mexican Salad this weekend!!! Looks delicious! :)

Half an Acre said...

yum! I could pack that away easily enough! i've got a thing about mince!