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Recipe: Deconstructed Taco Salad

I came up with this one on a day where I really wanted Mexican, but didn’t think I had the time/makings for it. I had cooked meat in the fridge, but little else. I thought about what went into a taco salad. I had salad greens, meat, and in the pantry salsa and olives and just went from there.

This can be made Primal with the addition of greek yogurt.

Deconstructed Taco Salad
(by Beth Jones)

This one is quick and a great meal to whip up when you are short on time.

1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 lbs cooked hamburger, or cooked chicken (whatever cooked protein you have on hand)
1 small onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
½ can tomato paste (or two chopped tomatoes), optional
2 cups cauliflower rice
½ Tbsp Cumin ( can add more if desired)
1 tsp chili powder, optional
handful spinach
salsa (no sugar added)
peppers (unless avoiding)
green onions
black olives
plain greek yogurt (full fat – skip if strict Paleo)

Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the onions and cook until they start to go translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the cauliflower and heat through. Add the meat and tomatoes/paste if using. Finally add the cumin and chili powder. Serve over the the spinach. Add whatever garnishes you like.

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