California Taco Salad

California Taco Salad


1 ripe avocado, mashed
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, minced (or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup nonfat sour cream
2 or 3 drops Tabasco, or to taste
1 teaspoon chili powder


1 medium head iceberg lettuce, torn into pieces
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup sliced, pitted black olives, optional
2 cups cooked chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups corn chips, crumbled into large pieces
3 tomatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces


1 or 2 tomatoes, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
Corn chips

  1. Mix salad dressing ingredients together. Chill at least 2 hours to combine flavors.

  2. Combine salad ingredients. Pour dressing over salad and toss gently. Garnish with additional corn chips, tomatoes, and avocado.