+
Home Cooking

Tips for Serving Taco Salad

RAOL | Nov 12, 201807:55 PM     4

I'm having guests for lunch after Thanksgiving and decided to serve taco salad in shells/bowls. Unfortunately I don't have the space for people to serve themselves buffet style, but I do want to reduce the passing and reaching that usually comes with serving tacos!

I'm thinking about serving the shells filled with what I consider basics and then have a few other toppings to choose from in small bowls in clusters around the table. So I figure I'd put the lettuce, meat, cheese and tomatoes in the shells. Then have sour cream, avocados, olives, maybe black beans, and dressings to customize. Or I might put the dressing on in advance. ?? I guess corn would be another option, but if I get too many options I'm not reducing the passing and reaching all that much!

1. Does this sound like a reasonable plan?
2. Would anyone have brilliant ideas on serveware or logistics for the optional items?
3. What would be a good rule of thumb for proportioning the meat, lettuce, cheese & tomatoes in the shells?
4. I suppose the meat needs to be a tad on the dry side so that it doesn't soak through the shell?? Any suggestions on that?

Some of these things I wish I'd thought of before preparing 6 lbs. of meat. --I might have made a different choice, but the deed is done. Now to make the best of it!

Thanks!

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

What Is Chuseok (aka, Korean Thanksgiving)?
Explore

What Is Chuseok (aka, Korean Thanksgiving)?

by Eileen Cho | As a Seoul born, Korean American raised on the west coast of the United States, I always felt like...

Did You Know Oktoberfest Started as a Wedding Celebration?
Explainers

Did You Know Oktoberfest Started as a Wedding Celebration?

by Toniann Pasqueralle | This year, from September 21 to October 6, the world is celebrating Oktoberfest. To most (myself included...

The Ultimate "Farewell Summer, Hello Fall" Guide
Recipe Round-Ups

The Ultimate "Farewell Summer, Hello Fall" Guide

by Chowhound Editors | Summer produce—heirloom tomatoes, peaches, corn—is still available in many places, but we can feel...

How to Pull Off the Perfect Early Fall Picnic
Feature

How to Pull Off the Perfect Early Fall Picnic

by Amy Sowder | Don't pack your picnic basket away just because summer's ending—a perfect fall picnic is a thing of...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.