Chicken Taco Salad

“Chicken Taco Salad for the win!” You’re right, buddy! This salad is just perfectly superb! Holly Lofthouse did it again. She has ruled every family’s hearts once more with her adaptation of the Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Taco Salad. The idea of combining tacos and salad makes your stomach rumble. “We should buy all the ingredients right now. I can't wait until later.” Not so fast, pal. *winks* And I’m sorry but I’m afraid you’ll have to wait. Since we are talking about salads, why don’t we find out some facts about them first? “I’m game with that, as long as we’re going to have Chicken Taco Salad later.” You’ve got nothing to worry about. Info now, eating later. *winks*

Salad is a “dish consisting of small pieces of food mixed with a sauce.” Salad includes a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, cooked meat, eggs, and grains. The term ‘salad’ is an English word which first appeared in the 14th century. It comes from the French term ‘salade’. There are many types of it. It could be green salad, vegetable salad, bound salad, main course salads, and fruit salad. The sauce is called salad dressing. Ranch, Thousand Island, and vinaigrette are the common types of salad dressing. Most of the salads we know are served cold, right? “Right.” But not the German potato salad. This is served warm. *silence* Have you ever heard of a warm salad? “No.” Me neither. Now we’ve heard about it. High five! Anyway, salads may be served as an appetizer, a side dish, main course, or dessert. They can also be garnished with nuts, croutons, anchovies, bacon bits, garden beet, bell peppers, shredded carrots, diced celery, watercress, sliced cucumber, parsley, sliced mushrooms, sliced red onion, radish, French fries, sunflower seeds, real or artificial crab meat, and cherry tomatoes.

According to Wikipedia, Roman and ancient Greeks ate mixed up greens with sauce. John Evelyn, an English writer, gardener, and diarist, has tried to persuade his fellow Britons to eat fresh salad greens. It is mentioned in his book titled ‘Acetaria: A Discourse on Sallets’. Mary, Queen of Scots, eat “boiled celery root over greens covered with creamy mustard dressing, truffles, chervil, and slices of hard-boiled eggs.” During the 19th century, the United States have popularized mixed green salads. Some countries have started to make their own versions of it during the 20th century. At present, salad has been considered as one of the popular dishes around the world.

Waiting time is over! Eating time starts now! *winks* Now it is time for you to enjoy! The link to delicious Taco Salad recipe is found on the "Life in the Lofthouse" website below.

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