Taco Salad Boats are a lighter option for making tacos. Your whole family will find these delicious!
Tuesday nights are usually taco nights at our house. While my family loves both soft and hard shells, I love to make something a little lighter in the summer.
These Taco Salad Boats use romaine lettuce leaves to transport lots of delicious ingredients while being a little less carb heavy.
In the summer, I tend to eat and serve lots of salads. When the weather is hot, a salad for dinner is nice and refreshing.
The taco meat for this salad can be prepared in advanced so it is very easy to heat up in the microwave. It is also wonderful to come home from work knowing very minimal cooking will need to be done.
I like to vary the meat I’m using in tacos, so this time I used lean ground turkey. These tacos are great if you are watching calories or if you just want to save your calories for a margarita and Mexican brownies for dessert.
If you prefer beef, I have used 90% lean beef also. This works to make a healthier choice as well.
These taco salad boats could also be part of a taco bar which includes soft and hard shells. The ingredients could be separate bowls and your family or guests can fill them themselves.
In our family, there are a variety of opinions on what should go in a taco. I love to add in the fresh veggies and avocados, but my daughter prefers beans and tofu.
Then there are my husband and son, who both prefer meat and cheese. We all agree on adding a little hot sauce though, to spice things up a bit.
Whatever veggies or types of cheese you have on hand would make a great filling for the lettuce boats. What’s your favorite addition to add to tacos?
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