This simple taco salad recipe complete with guacamole is gluten free and served in a mason jar for a portable, easy lunch, that wont get soggy.
By Taylor Kiser
At first I didn’t understand the salad-in-a-jar. What I didn’t understand about this whole thing was exactly HOWONEARTH I am supposed to eat said salad out of said jar. Would it magically mix together if I just gave it a little shake and be ready for me to munch? How would I fit my fork into the bottom of the jar once I had gotten down to the end?
Until I was informed that you don’t, in fact, eat it OUT of the jar. It’s strategically layered so that the ingredients don’t do that gross soggy/mushy/veggie thing that happens when you bring pre-mixed salads to the working environment. You then dump it into a bowl and faceplant into your perfectly fresh and crisp green lunch and feel the healthy energy from your head to your tippy toes.
And, really, now that I actually get the concept, HOW BRILLIANT IS THAT? Not only is this layered salad pretty, it’s smart.
I’ve got you a Paleo-friendly Chicken Taco Salad loaded with creamy avocado, spicy salsa and lightly-crisp-but-a-little-bit-smoky cumin toasty-roasty veggies.
Because my life motto is “CILANTRO ALL THE THINGS ALL THE TIME.”
This salad. It’s seems unassuming and low-key. And it is.
And then you take a bite and the creamy-smooth-avocado and toasted cumin hit you SQUARE in the taste buds.
So I suggest you shovel your nutritious nums into a pretty jar and watch as you give all those lovely co-workers a major case of lunch envy.Print
Taylor is the blogger, recipe developer, photographer and general mess maker behind the blog “Food Faith Fitness.” She is a Christian who is constantly trying to learn how to keep Christ at the center of her daily life. Taylor is also a health and fitness enthusiast who loves creating delicious recipes, with a healthy spin. However, Taylor also believes that moderation is key, so sometimes it’s ok to just go and eat a cookie!