fajita salad

Beef Fajita Taco Salad

Here's a great-tasting taco salad with tons of flavour. It's worth the extra-effort to make the delicious creamy avocado dressing.

  • Total Time 30 Minutes
  • Spice Level Mild
  • Servings 6


Guacamole Dressing
1 ripe avocado, stoned, peeled and cut into chunks
1 pot (150ml) soured cream
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into bite-size strips
1 medium onion, peeled and cut into thin wedges
450g lean beef mince
1 pack Old El Paso™ Smoky BBQ Seasoning Mix for Fajitas
100ml water
2 romaine lettuces, torn into pieces
2 tomatoes, chopped
100g Double Gloucester or Cheddar cheese, grated
100g tortilla chips, roughly crushed

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1. To make the dressing, place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process for about 30 seconds or until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl, cover and chill in the refrigerator whilst making the salad.
2. To make the salad, heat half the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the peppers and onion and cook, stirring, for 5-6 minutes until just tender. Remove and set aside.
3. Add the rest of the oil to the same pan then add the mince and fry for 5-6 minutes, stirring all the time until browned all over. Stir in the fajita seasoning mix and water and cook for a further10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the beef is cooked through and most of the liquid has evaporated.
4. Divide the lettuce between 6 serving plates. Top each with some of the beef mixture, peppers and onion, tomatoes, cheese and tortilla chips. Serve with the dressing.


  • If the dressing is too thick, thin it with a little additional milk.
  • A ripe avocado will be relatively firm, but will give to gentle pressure when squeezed.