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Taco Salad with Avocado Ranch

Starting with store-bought dressing as a base and tweaking the flavor is an easy way for home cooks to whip up dinner quickly while still getting to be creative in the kitchen.

Serves 6
380 calories per serving


> 1 tbsp vegetable oil
> 1 (1 lb) pkg Nature's Promise® 92% Lean Ground Beef
> 1 (1 oz) packet Nature's Promise® Organic Taco Seasoning
> 1 ripe avocado
> 1/2 cup Bolthouse® Farms Ranch Dressing
> 2 (9 oz) bags chopped romaine
> 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar 
> 1 cup refrigerated pico de gallo
> 2 cups tortilla chips

Try it with:

> 1/2 cup Bolthouse® Farms Avocado Cilantro


In a 12-inch skillet, heat the oil on medium-high. Add the beef and cook 5 min., until browned, stirring and breaking up meat with back of spoon. Combine the taco seasoning with ¾ cup warm water and add to beef. Cook 4 min., stirring.
Meanwhile, peel and pit the avocado. In a blender, purée the ranch, avocado, and 2 tbsp water until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. In a large bowl, toss the romaine and avocado ranch until well coated.
Divide the romaine among 6 shallow bowls. Top with taco meat, pico de gallo, and Cheddar. Break up chips and sprinkle on top.

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