Rainbow Taco Salad

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Rainbow Taco Salad

Today is our inaugural Supper Club recipe, and it’s one of my kids’ favorites: Rainbow Taco Salad. We love it because my kids get to customize their plates with colorful and healthy ingredients, and it’s so easy to adapt for a vegetarian or a carnivore. Did I mention it all comes together so quickly because the cook time is minimal and each person builds their own bowl?! All of this means it’s perfect for now, with school starting and it might still be too hot to turn the oven on AND you just want to get dinner on the table in 20 minutes. 

This is an easy dinner that looks as beautiful as it tastes — plus, everyone can build their own bowl to include just what they like.

  • Yield: 4 - 6 servings
  • Active Kitchen Time: 20 - 30 mins


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • ¼ head purple cabbage
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup canned corn
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 3 cups tortilla chips
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Supper Smarts:

  • Speed it Up: Buy pre-chopped romaine and/or shredded cabbage.

  • Mix it Up: Add in any leftover cooked veggies, ground beef, or cooked chicken you may already have ready-to-go in your fridge

  • Leftover Love: Use leftover ingredients for nachos or quesadillas.

  • Kitchen Helper: Have kids help gather bowls, crush tortilla chips, or add cheese, corn, and salsa to separate bowls while you cook the ground beef.


Cut or tear 1 head romaine into thin ribbons. Add to large bowl.
Prepare for a build-your-own salad buffet. Gather six small bowls for use in steps 3-8.
Thinly slice or scissor-cut ¼ head purple cabbage in strips. Add to a small bowl.
Cut 1 avocado in half and remove pit. Scoop out and dice. Add to a small bowl.
Add 3 cups tortilla chips to a plastic bag. Use your hands to break into small pieces. Add to a small bowl.
Drain and rinse 1 cup canned corn. Add to a small bowl.
Add 1 cup shredded cheese to a bowl.
Add 1 cup salsa to a small bowl.
Heat pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 lb lean ground beef.
Add 2 tsp cumin, 1 Tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp kosher salt, and ½ tsp ground black pepper. Stir and break beef into smaller pieces.
Cook beef until fully browned, about 7-9 minutes.
Assemble a salad buffet with lettuce, meat, and toppings. Build your own rainbow salad. TASTE & SHARE!

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Lisa October 10, 2023 @ 05:01 PM
It was great
Kate September 25, 2023 @ 03:01 PM

This is SO easy, delicious and healthy. My kids love building their own bowls. We add black beans and sour cream as well :-)