Layered Taco Salad Plus Mexican Black Beans Recipe!

Layered Taco Salad Plus a Mexican Black Beans Recipe! So cute to take to any party #Cleaneating #RealFood #HealthyRecipes #GameFood

 

Layered Taco Salad Plus a Mexican Black Beans Recipe! So cute to take to any party #Cleaneating #RealFood #HealthyRecipes #GameFood

 

If you have seen very many of our posts you know that we are definitely salad lovers! We love everything from Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta and Super Food Wilted Salad to Last Minute Potato and Greek Quinoa Salads. However one we haven’t shared yet is our adorable Layered Taco Salad.

Layered salads are perfect party food! They are easy to throw together, can be made ahead of time and look very classy. We decided to add a twist and layer them into glass cups for individual servings. So cute! Individual cups are very portable and will be the talk of the party! If you like you can use pint size Mason Jars or a layering bowl works great of course too if you like it better.

Taco Salad shows up frequently on our table because it is so quick and easy. We try to always have beans and quinoa that we cooked in the Pressure Cooker on hand which means this meal takes maybe ten minutes tops. Can’t beat that right? We are sharing our recipe for Mexican Black Beans as well. They are seriously divine! You could just grab a bowl and eat them as is. They are that good!

There are no real measurements or set rules for this recipe (that is one of the joys). Layer as much as you like of whatever ingredients sound good to you. If you don’t have certain ingredients on hand you can leave them out. Or if you want to add something just layer it right on. It’s totally up to personal preference which makes it even more fun and easy!

As always we suggest using organic ingredients. 🙂

Mexican Black Beans

Ingredients

Directions

Place all ingredients in a pressure cooker or Crock-Pot and add enough water to cover. Cook on high pressure as directed for your pressure cooker (we did ours for 52 minutes). If using a Crock-Pot cook on high 6-8 hours or until beans are completely tender.

Taco Salad

Ingredients

Directions

Layer ingredients in desired amounts. We like to serve these in fun individual size glass jars or glasses, these are also really fun. We have found that good presentation makes a big difference. 🙂

For dressing we used our Best Ever Ranch Dip. The only difference is that we used lime juice instead of lemon and cilantro instead of parsley. So yummy!

What are your favorite ingredients to use in salads?

This post has been shared at Thank Goodness It’s Monday at Nourishing Joy.

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This posts was shared on the Meatless Monday link up at Running on Happy.

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12 Comment

  1. Oh I love this! What a great idea, thanks so much for linking up!

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Thanks so much! It was a really fun recipe to develop. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. Rachel says: Reply

    Taco salad? YES please! Yum!! Thanks for linking up!

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Right?! Taco anything is good LoL Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  3. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is in The Top Ten for Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Thank you so much! We are thrilled that you liked it 🙂

  4. Esther says: Reply

    This will be a great salad for me to take to college in a mason jar. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Fantastic idea! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  5. Anne says: Reply

    Yum! This sounds delicious ~ and thanks for the bean recipe and for sharing on healthy living link party!

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      We fell in love with the beans hope they work for you! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

  6. This is such a fantastic idea for a party! No mess, and you get a little bit of everything in the taco salad! Absolutely love that!

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      That’s what we like about it too! Easy party food is the best 🙂

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