On my mission to eating cleaner and healthier, I have also been trying to eat a wider variety of foods. I want my kids palette to have variety and too many times I have stuck to the same meal over and over. The same vegetables and the same fruit day in, day out. Sometimes we have cravings for the old meals too. So I thought I would give my taco salad a new spin and add some healthier options to it.
With all my cooking and baking my pots and pans get absolutely battered. I was ever so excited to hear my long time favorite brand Oxo has recently launched a new cookware range at Lakeland. I was desperately in need of a new frying pan. I was sent this 24cm frying pan to test out. I thought to myself it’s perfect for my taco salad recipe revamp.
There are so many great features to the Oxo Good Grips frying pan with it’s triple-layer non-stick coating
and innovative Magneto™ induction base. I love the super soft, non-slip handle and the fact that it is oven safe up to 200°C. For me, when cooking for Mr P it’s nice to be able to put my frying pan in the oven to keep warm until he is home for dinner. It keeps the food from drying out when I keep it on the pan and he doesn’t have to reheat it as it’s usually not long after we sat down that he comes trucking in. Most important for me all my cookware has to be dishwasher safe, I am too busy to worry about what I can and cannot put in the dishwasher with two toddlers running around.
- 500g Mince beef, cooked
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1 packet Taco Seasoning
- 5 red radishes
- 1 package fine trimmed green beans, steamed
- 1/2 pack Spinach
- 1/2 pack Iceburg Lettuce
- Small can corn
- 1 can black beans
- 1 pack Fresh Gourmet Tortilla strips
- 1 Tbsp chai seeds
- Fry your mince beef up with your onion
- Add taco seasoning to beef as directed on packet, let taco beef cool
- Steam your green beans, let cool
- Dice radishes, drain black beans and corn
- Layer on four plates spinach, lettuce and rest of ingredients as desired
- Add grated cheese or parmesan cheese to the top if desired
We love taco salad and loved the beef & radish alternative too. I love making random things out of the things we love so much. While radishes are new to our diet and black beans too we still have a huge soft spot for taco beef anything. We are a spicy eating family and the radishes add that extra kick to this salad too. I was surprised when my kids started liking hot spicy foods. I even go as fast as throwing on hot spicy salsa on top of my Beef & Radish salad to make it even hotter.
Are you a fan of salads? What is your favorite salad to make for summer? Do you have recipes that you love that use radishes? I would love to read them, comment below. I hope you will try out my summer salad too.
I am excited to be hosting an Oxo Good Grips giveaway for one lucky reader to WIN their very own Oxo frying pan from Oxo’s new cookware range at Lakeland. Get your entries in and good luck – happy cooking!