Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lenten Taco Salad (serves 12)

2 cups TVP (textured vegetable protein)
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 envelope taco seasoning
2 cups boiling water

1 large head romaine lettuce - shredded
2 tomatoes - diced
1 tin black beans, drained and rinsed
1 pkg. corn chips
1 bottle Catalina salad dressing

Mix TVP, soy sauce, and taco seasoning in a medium bowl. Add boiling water and stir, let sit till water is absorbed. [Chill TVP before adding to salad if you are making ahead, can be added warm if you are eating immediately.]

Put lettuce, tomatoes, and black beans in a large bowl. Just before serving add the TVP mixture and the salad dressing, toss. Add the corn chips last of all to keep them crunchy.

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PS This is the same way we prepare TVP for tacos.