Tasty Taco Salad in Tortilla Bowls

Taco Salad in Tortilla Bowls

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Tortilla bowls are made by baking tortillas. They are then filled with a delicious Mexican salad recipe which you can tweak to your heart’s content. This recipe is colorful, crunchy and so tasty.



For the Tortilla Bowls

  • 6 burrito-sized flour tortillas
  • 1/3 cup (60g) grated cheese

For the Salad:

  • 6 cups (300g) mixed salad leaves
  • 1 chopped green onion
  • 2/3 cup (120g) shredded cheese
  • 7 oz (200g) can drained, rinsed black beans
  • 2 diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cup creamy dressing (your choice), to serve

Optional Ingredients

  • Avocado slices rubbed with lime juice
  • Sliced black or green olives
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Roasted peppers
  • Jalapeno
  • Shredded meat
  • Cooked ground beef or pork
  • Shrimp
  • Crispy crumbled bacon
  • Anything else you fancy!


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Spritz the inside of 6 oven-proof bowls with cooking spray then press a tortilla inside each one.
  3. Put the bowls on baking sheets and bake for 12 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle a little cheese in each one then return to the oven for another 2 or 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Cool the tortillas in the bowls for 5 minutes then transfer them to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling.
  6. Fill them with salad leaves, green onion, cheese, black beans, and tomatoes.
  7. Add any other ingredients you want, then garnish with cilantro sprigs if liked.
  8. Serve with a creamy avocado dressing, ranch dressing or any other dressing you want.