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Taco Salad with Classic Guacamole and Marg-a-Ree-ta

A tasty journey with this amazing Taco Salad! It’s like a party in a bowl that’s easy to make. Picture this: crunchy taco goodness, fresh veggies, and a classic guacamole that’s super creamy. And guess what? Grown-ups get to join in the fun with a Marg-a-Ree-ta – a fancy drink that adds a bit of sophistication to the fiesta!

To start, cook up some meat with taco seasoning until it’s all yummy and brown. Mix it with black beans, corn, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, red onion, and cilantro. Toss it together – easy peasy!

Now, let’s whip up the Classic Guacamole. Mash ripe avocados and mix them with red onion, garlic, tomato, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Your guacamole is ready to join the salad party!

Crush some tortilla chips for an extra crunch – sprinkle them over the salad for a delightful twist. Serve it all up in bowls, and you’ve got a feast for your eyes and your tummy!

But wait, there’s more! Grown-ups, there’s the Marg-a-Ree-ta. Blend tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and ice for a cool drink. You can even add a salty rim to the glass if you’re feeling fancy.

Now, imagine taking a big bite of the taco salad, enjoying the crispy chips, the tasty meat, and the creamy guacamole. Wash it down with a sip of the Marg-a-Ree-ta, and you’re in for a treat!

So, gather your ingredients, follow the simple steps, and get ready for a celebration of flavors that turn an ordinary day into a culinary adventure!

Taco Salad

Taco Salad with Classic Guacamole and Marg-a-Ree-ta

Enjoy a Taco Salad with seasoned meat, black beans, veggies, and a crunchy topping. Pair it with classic guacamole and Marg-a-Ree-ta for a festive twist, celebrating textures and flavors in every bite.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Servings 4 servings
Calories 550 kcal


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Skillet or frying pan
  • Mixing spoons
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Blender
  • Margarita glasses


For the Taco Salad:

  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup tortilla chips crushed

For the Classic Guacamole:

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Marg-a-Ree-ta:

  • 1 ½ oz tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Salt for rimming optional
  • Lime wedges for garnish


Prepare Taco Salad:

  • a. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef or turkey until browned. Drain excess fat.
  • b. Add the taco seasoning and cook according to package instructions.
  • c. In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked meat, black beans, corn, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, cheddar cheese, red onion, and cilantro.
  • d. Toss the ingredients together until well combined.

Make Classic Guacamole:

  • a. In a bowl, mash the ripe avocados with a fork.
  • b. Add diced red onion, minced garlic, diced tomato, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  • c. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.

Prepare Marg-a-Ree-ta:

  • a. In a blender, combine tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, and ice cubes.
  • b. Blend until smooth.

Assemble Taco Salad:

  • a. Sprinkle the crushed tortilla chips over the taco salad for added crunch.
  • b. Serve the taco salad in individual bowls, topping each portion with a generous scoop of guacamole.

Serve Marg-a-Ree-ta:

  • a. Rim the glasses with salt (optional).
  • b. Pour the Marg-a-Ree-ta into glasses and garnish with lime wedges.

Enjoy the Culinary Escapade:

  • a. Dive into the symphony of textures in the taco salad, savoring the crunchiness of chips and the creamy guacamole.
  • b. Sip on the Marg-a-Ree-ta, letting the adult sophistication complement the vibrant flavors of the salad.


  1. Customize the taco salad with additional toppings like sour cream, salsa, or jalapeños.
  2. Adjust the Marg-a-Ree-ta proportions to your taste preferences.
  3. For a non-alcoholic version, replace the tequila and triple sec in the Marg-a-Ree-ta with 3 oz of orange juice and 1 oz of lime juice.
Keyword Guacamole, Salad Recipe, Taco Salad, Tex-Mex
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert