Make ahead Taco salad

I really enjoy Mexican flavors and a very easy dinner for us is tacos. I love to also have them as a quick easy lunch option. This particular day, I packed Colin lunch and he requested "sour cream" which is Plain Greek Yogurt in out house with blue corn tortilla chips. I made my lunch and there was not more plain Greek yogurt, I was crushed until I remembered there was a new Chipolte Ranch dressing I had been wanting to try....well I guess now is my moment and it was amazing!


This is how I meal prep these for a week  of taco salads.   Have shredded cheese on hand with your favorite Pico De Gallo and dressing. 

Hands on Time: 25 min  Containers: 1.5 Green .5 blue .5 Purple 1 Yellow 1 orange


  • 1 bag of romaine lettuce chopped ( or get pre-chopped organic preferred)

  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained well

  • 3 multi colored bell peppers chopped 

  • 2 cups of corn thawed from frozen or 1 can corn drained and rinsed. ( preferred fresh when available)

  • 1 container or your favorite Pico De Gallo salsa or jarred salsa (avoid added sugar)

  • 1 bag shredded cheese 

  • 2 lbs of lean ground beef, turkey or chicken. 

  • Taco seasoning ( you'll need 2 tablespoons of tomato paste as well) I make this taco seasoning to have on hand at all times so when the urge hits I have this clean eating mix without all the nasty preservatives and high amount of sodium.


  1.  Make 2 lbs of taco meat (turkey, chicken or beef) recipe here .
  2. Chop Organic Romaine lettuce and store in air tight container. I like to use a plastic knife as to avoid any browning or chop before use) 
  3. Mix 1 can black beans, 2 cups of frozen corn thawed, 3  bell peppers multi colored, chopped place all of it in a container and keep on hand.
  4. Have shredded cheese on hand with your favorite Pico De Gallo and dressing. 

You can now throw all the ingredients into a container and you have a packed lunch in under 5 minutes.  The dressing I used was from ALDI it is from Simply Nature -Organic Chipolte Ranch Dressing. Alternatively, You can mx together your favorite jarred salsa and plain Greek yogurt for a great dressing.