AzRA’s taco salad lunch is incredibly tasty, customizable, fresh and healthy. A few days into your Grand Canyon raft adventure you may get to dine on this deliciousness.
Taco salad lunch requires a lot of chopping so it takes us a little longer to prepare. This allows a few minutes of down time for you to rest or take a quick bath. Perhaps you might just relax with your fellow adventurers along the shoreline or in the shade.
With many of our recipes, some river guides alter the seasonings and presentation in their own creative ways. Therefore, this recipe may not be an exact replica of what you experience or experienced. But the end result should be familiar as you chow down on a super yummy taco salad lunch.
Taco Salad Lunch
|Shredded Cheese||Sour Cream|
|Avocados, sliced||Red Onion|
|Black Beans, canned||Salsa|
First, you must endure the chopping portion of prep. Start with chopping the red onion, tomatoes, jicama, green peppers, cilantro and lettuce into bite size pieces. Jicama is a crispy, sweet tuber that is a popular ingredient in Mexican cuisine. It is commonly used in salads, salsas and is also great on a vegetable platter. It packs well for our river trips and is easy to prepare.
After you have your fresh ingredients chopped, add them to your bowl. Mix in shredded cheese, corn chips and the black beans. Typically, the sliced avocado, sour cream, salsa, hot sauce, pepperoncini are served on the side. However, the beauty of this recipe is that you could also mix it all together! You can also customize the meal. For example, if you have someone that is lactose intolerant in you group, the cheese can simply be served on the side. Prepare and present the taco salad to your liking. Then, use flour tortillas and wrap up a delicious and refreshing taco salad wrap.
Leave No Trace
This is a messy lunch because of all of the little pieces of food. We recommend sitting by the edge of the river while you eat. That way, when micro food particles drop out of your wrap, they fall into the water. They are washed away by the river instead of sitting on the sandy beaches. Food particles attracts red ants, among other critters. We make best and all attempts to not leave micro trash on the beaches in the Grand Canyon.
More About the Menu
Our menu does feature several southwestern style meals like the famously refreshing taco salad, such as migas, green chili casserole and fajitas. If spicy food is not your thing, that’s ok! Just leave off the hot pepper sauce and go light on the salsa.
While the menu might appear to offer several meals of Southwestern flavor, we also serve a variety of other meals too such as good old fashion burgers and brats, chicken stir fry, pasta, steak, salmon, salads, and lots of fruits and veggies.