Taco salad is a fan favorite around here because everyone can make it how they want it, leaving out what they turn their nose up, adding what they love, and still making a nutritious collaboration of flavor. But the sauce you use makes all the difference!
Of COURSE I work to make healthier versions of the things we typically love, so taco sauce was next to compromise.
The salad itself is easy as you add anything that you love:
radishes, onions, peppers
The lists is endless!
AIP-ers can avoid the tomatoes and sauce
Vegans can use all beans, lentils and/or chickpeas. The sauce is vegan, so they can enjoy it too!
Homemade Taco Sauce
6 garden ripe tomatoes, de-skinned (it's easy...drop the tomatoes in boiling water and the skin shrivels up. Just peel it off!)
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp honey
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
1/2 c water
1 small can green chiles, or 2 green chilis from your garden (seeded)
1/4 small onion
2 garlic cloves
2 Tbsp chili powder
Puree in a food processor or Ninja until smooth. The longer it sits in the fridge, the longer the flavors blend and increase the taste, but you can certainly enjoy right away!
AIP variation: instead of the tomatoes, use 1 peeled beet, 2 stalks celery, 1 carrot. Avoid the chili powder. Otherwise follow the recipe as is.
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Amanda Plevell, PhD, CNHP is a Natural Medicine Practitioner, researching Cellular Biochemistry, and the effects that food, disease, experiences, emotions, and beliefs play into the programming of the cells, along with the resulting health expression. She is the founder of the Natural Source Companies including community WellClinics, Health Rocks Cafe online education hangout and, as a Personal and Business Transformation Expert, The Success Conditioning Academy. Author of over 28 natural health and self development books, her bestselling books include such titles as "The Genesis Code", "UnBound: Kicking Anxiety From Your Bucket List", "The Energy of Divorce", "The Real Heal", "Clean Your Plate", and "Beyond the Plate". When she's not serving at her Minnesota-based practice, she spends her time homeschooling her children along with her husband, growing her food forest.
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