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Layered Chopped Taco Salad

Author Rebecca Lindamood


  • Chopped lettuce romaine, leaf, buttercrunch, iceberg, etc...
  • diced seeded tomatoes
  • diced sweet onion
  • leftover taco meat rewarmed, or leftover pulled pork, cubed chicken, sliced steak, flaked grilled fish, sauteed mushrooms, tofu, or any other taco protein.
  • grated Cheddar Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, or crumbled Queso Fresco or Cotija Cheese
  • cubed avocados
  • salsa
  • Fritos tortilla chips, tortilla strips, broken taco shells, or Doritos
  • plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • Smoked Paprika and Chipotle Sauce
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • hot sauce


  • Serve each of the toppings in an individual serving bowl. At the table, fill plates or bowls at least 1/4 full of chopped lettuce. Add a layer of any or all of the toppings in the order listed and serve immediately.