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Menu Plan for Summer I: Week 2, Wednesday

Taco Salad, a la Française

Cooking time:  25 minutes for menu           Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

          I love Taco Salads, but hate all the calories in the traditional version (in the edible salad bowl). First, I lightened it up, then I tweaked it to come up with this version.  Mexican restaurants are very popular in France... albeit with some very French additions to the menu.

Taco Salad, a la Française

Total time: 25 minutes 
         Couscous, chevre (goat cheese) and a vinaigrette add a different twist to this Taco Salad.  Substitute ground turkey and chicken stock if you like.

Taco Salad, a la Française  Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small bowl, whisk, small saucepan with lid, salad
spinner, large bowl, large skillet
Heat stock for couscous
Chop onion, celery, pepper
Mince garlic
Sauté chili powder
Add garlic, onion, celery, pepper and sauté
Add stock to couscous, cover, set aside
Prepare lettuce

Make dressing
Add beef to skillet, sauté
Slice goat cheese
Cut tomatoes
Slice avocado
Mind the meat
Add dressing to lettuce, toss
Add taco sauce to meat, combine, take off heat
Divide lettuce between plates
Layer couscous, meat
Arrange tomatoes, goat cheese, avocado
Serve all and enjoy