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Gluten Free Taco Salads can make weeknight dinners a total win. You’ll love how easy these are to make!
Lately, I’ve been really craving salads. I’m not sure if its just all the fresh produce these days or the fact that it’s a nice, light meal.
This past week though I decided to make Gluten Free Taco Salads with a homemade shell. Now, it can be tricky being gluten-free and going out to eat to see that delicious flour tortilla shell, but you can easily make one similar with white corn tortillas.
I used four white tortillas, and then simply shaped them into a bowl shape with a little bit of foil and an oven safe bowl. These can also be made and served in small cast iron skillets or pans too.
I actually like that option the best, but if needed, you can use an oven safe glass bowl as well. Essentially, the idea is to have some type of form to help keep the tortillas in place while baking, then once they are done, you can remove the foil wrapped tortilla bowl and fill it with those delicious taco salad toppings.
I opted to use the taco size white tortillas, as it is a bit harder to find them in burrito size, but if you do have burrito size, that’s a good option too.
Once I had the shells made, then I added in lettuce, taco meat, black beans, cheese, and a drizzle of Catalina dressing.
My son loved these too and he’s not normally a salad eater. I actually thought these made the most perfect lunch option too. I even saved a few taco shells to use during the week for lunches.
Do you have a go-to salad? I am normally a toss up between taco salad and Caesar salad. However, now that I can make my own shell, I may be eating these even more!
What are some of your favorite toppings? I’d love to hear them!