Enjoy a Delicious Taco Skirt Steak Salad

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Are you in the mood for a scrumptious and flavorful salad? Look no further than this incredible taco skirt steak salad recipe! Bursting with cumin-seasoned skirt steak, cheese, pico de gallo, crisp lettuce, black beans, and avocados, this salad is a true feast for the senses. Top it off with a store-bought cilantro lime dressing and some crunchy Doritos or tortilla chips for an extra layer of fun and texture. Even the pickiest eaters, including kids, won’t be able to resist this mouthwatering combination of healthy vegetables and tasty ingredients.

Ingredients for This Taco Salad

  • Skirt steak
  • Cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Pico de gallo or salsa
  • Avocados
  • Black beans
  • Shredded cheese (Monterey Jack and Colby blend)
  • Radishes (optional)
  • Fritos corn chips or Tortilla chips
  • Lime wedges
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Preparing the Taco Salad

Step 1: Let’s start with the veggies. You can either add salsa or use homemade or store-bought pico de gallo. Alternatively, feel free to add your favorite vegetables. If you’re short on time, grab some fresh pico de gallo from your local grocery store, usually located near the fresh vegetables section.

Step 2: For an extra touch, thinly slice some radishes. While optional, their vibrant pink color adds a delightful visual element to the salad. Radishes also offer a pleasant crunch and taste great in salads. Before moving on to the steak, prepare the veggies first.

Step 3: Drain and rinse the black beans or give them a quick warm-up on the stovetop or in the microwave.

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Step 4: Now, let’s focus on the star of the show – the steak. Skirt steak is ideal for this recipe as it’s packed with flavor, budget-friendly, and cooks quickly. Season both sides of the steak with salt, pepper, and cumin.

Step 5: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the steak. Cook for approximately 2 minutes on each side or adjust the cooking time based on your preferred doneness. Transfer the steaks to a plate and allow them to rest for about 5 minutes. Slice the beef thinly against the grain. Don’t worry, you can sneak a piece of steak if you can’t resist!

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Assembling Your Taco Salad

Step 6: Start by adding romaine lettuce to a large bowl, followed by black beans and shredded cheese.

Step 7: Top the salad with slices of steak, pico de gallo or salsa, avocado, sliced radishes, and garnish with cilantro and lime wedges. For that added crunch, feel free to sprinkle tortilla chips or Fritos over the salad.

Alternatively, you can serve the salad in individual bowls and dress it with cilantro lime buttermilk dressing or any other dressing of your choice.

Step 8: Finish off by adding the remaining slices of steak, avocados, radish slices, the rest of the black beans, and pico de gallo. Finally, sprinkle your favorite chips on top. While Doritos work great, we highly recommend using Fritos for a nostalgic touch, reminiscent of walking tacos – a delicious taco salad served in a Frito bag with Fritos, of course!

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The Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing

While we’re still perfecting an easy salad dressing recipe for you, we suggest using a delicious cilantro lime dressing that you can find in most grocery stores. This dressing complements the steak and salad perfectly. If you’re looking for a homemade dressing recipe, check out the mouthwatering options from Taste.

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Remember, salads tend to get soggy quickly, so it’s best to make and serve this taco salad right away. If you’re preparing it for a family gathering, party, or potluck, keep the pico de gallo and beans separate from the salad. Add the avocado as the final topping just before serving. Assemble the skirt steak salad when you’re ready to delight your guests.

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If you enjoy this steak taco salad recipe, you might also love our Garlic Butter Brazilian Steak. Additionally, here are a few other Mexican-inspired chicken and beef meals you might enjoy:

  • Classic Beef Tacos
  • Taco seasoning
  • Pico de Gallo