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Entry from July 06, 2023
“Taco salad is just lettuce nachos”

Salad (which usually contains lettuce) has been compared to nachos (which contain tortilla chips). The comparison has been frequently made with a taco salad.
   
“Taco salad = nachos with lettuce right?” was posted on Twitter by Occasional Candler🕯️ on January 27, 2010. “Taco salads are the best salads bc they are basically nachos with lettuce” was posted on Twitter by thalía on August 2, 2011. “A taco salad with chips is just nachos with lettuce” was posted on Twitter by nik. on October 30, 2013. “A taco salad is just nachos with lettuce” was posted on Twitter by Ryan Smartt on April 9, 2014. “Taco salad is just nachos with lettuce instead of chips” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on January 6, 2018. “Taco salad is just nachos with lettuce” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on June 5, 2018.
 
“I got my kids to eat salad by calling it ‘lettuce nachos’” was posted on Twitter by Scott Simpson on November 18, 2012. “Salads are just lettuce nachos” was posted on Twitter by Jacqueline Sarah Geller on May 18, 2013. “We should all refer to salads as lettuce nachos” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on January 22, 2015. “Salad is just lettuce nachos” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on April 11, 2015. “Salad is just lettuce nachos” was posted on Twitter by Alysha on July 2, 2018. “salads are lettuce nachos” was posted on Twitter by doctor baby on January 27, 2023.
 
“Taco salads are just lettuce nachos” was posted on Twitter by lasagnahog on August 28, 2018. “taco salad is basically just lettuce nachos” was posted on Twitter by Chris Rhein on March 6, 2019.
 
“Salads are just veggie nachos” is a related saying.
     
     
Wikipedia: Nachos
Nachos are a Mexican culinary dish consisting of tortilla chips or totopos covered with cheese or cheese sauce, as well as a variety of other toppings and garnishes, often including meats (such as ground beef or grilled chicken), vegetables (such as chili peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, and olives), and condiments such as salsa, guacamole, or sour cream.
 
Wikipedia: Taco salad
A taco salad is a Tex-Mex dish that combines ingredients used in Tex-Mex tacos. The dish originated in Texas during the 1960s.
       
Twitter   
Occasional Candler🕯️
@nikthezombie
Taco salad = nachos with lettuce right?
4:33 PM · Jan 27, 2010
 
Twitter
thalía
@thaliaspice
Taco salads are the best salads bc they are basically nachos with lettuce
1:05 PM · Aug 2, 2011
 
Twitter
Scott Simpson
@scottsimpson
I got my kids to eat salad by calling it “lettuce nachos.”
10:55 AM · Nov 18, 2012
   
Twitter
Valerie 🐝
@valeriethebee
So, why isn’t taco salad just called nacho salad or lettuce nachos? It’s just nachos with lettuce instead of chips. #justsaying
10:01 PM · Apr 25, 2013
   
Twitter
Erik Latshaw
@eriklatshaw
On this episode of Signs You Might Not Be Eating Well: Erik starts calling salads “lettuce nachos”
1:43 PM · May 4, 2013
 
Twitter
Jacqueline Sarah Geller
@jacquelinesg
@OZenriquee Salads are just lettuce nachos.
3:57 PM · May 18, 2013
   
Twitter
Emily Colone
@eacolone
It’s not a salad, it’s lettuce nachos
2:56 PM · Jul 10, 2013
     
Twitter
nik.
@redrkr
A taco salad with chips is just nachos with lettuce. Get it together, people. Goddamn it! I can’t say enough about edible bowls.
1:25 PM · Oct 30, 2013
 
Twitter
capital b - they put me in the mix
@boomerdavis
@anibunny it’s not a salad.  it’s lettuce nachos.
2:18 PM · Nov 6, 2013
     
Twitter
heychrismillar
@heychrismillar
I’m having a healthy Taco Salad for dinner…aka Nachos….with lettuce
10:25 PM · Dec 16, 2013
 
Twitter
Cameron Sikes
@camsikes
Mom gave me some lettuce w cheese, chicken, & onions & called it lettuce nachos but I think she just tricked me into eating a “salad” (sp?)
4:40 PM · Feb 8, 2014
     
Twitter
Ryan Smartt
@rsmartt
A taco salad is just nachos with lettuce.
7:40 PM · Apr 9, 2014
 
Twitter
Leigh Ann Tona
@Splenda_Rush
Mexican style salads are really just lettuce nachos.
4:44 PM · May 25, 2014
   
Twitter
angela
@angelasdiamonds
If you think of salad as “lettuce nachos”, it’s not so bad.
4:16 PM · Aug 11, 2014
   
Twitter
Rachel Maynard
@rachguthmaynard
I try not to think of it as salad. I prefer lettuce nachos!
8:46 PM · Sep 22, 2014
     
Twitter
Paul Edgar
@pauledgarsucks
I hope nobody ever tells white ladies that taco salads are actually nachos with lettuce.
12:14 PM · Dec 1, 2014
 
Twitter
a goat
@probablegoat
taco salad is basically just nachos with lettuce
10:05 PM · Dec 2, 2014
 
Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/MrHobbes82 January 22, 2015
We should all refer to salads as lettuce nachos.
   
Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/ActuallyNotANovelty April 11, 2015
Salad is just lettuce nachos.
I promise i’m not high.
   
Twitter 
HeyYoungBlood
@JustEnoughStuff
Taco Salad is just nachos with lettuce on it.
3:46 PM · Jul 10, 2015
 
Twitter
Noel
@Noelbback
Salads are just lettuce nachos
8:02 PM · Oct 10, 2015
     
Twitter     
Courtney Schuster
@CourtneySchus
I got a Taco Salad to be healthy but really its just Nachos with lettuce
6:22 PM · Mar 22, 2016
 
Twitter
ItGirl
@TheJenniferFox
Are taco salad’s really salads, are they nachos with lettuce 👀
10:30 PM · Oct 12, 2016
 
Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Mtfridge88 January 4, 3017
Taco salads are just nachos with more lettuce than chips and vice versa.
 
Twitter
Chubs
@YaaBoyChubs
Salads are just lettuce nachos
10:00 PM · Sep 21, 2017
     
Twitter
Barth Grooks
@DPrizz1
Taco salad is just nachos with lettuce…
11:21 PM · Oct 17, 2017
 
Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/iplaywithchemicals January 6, 2018
Taco salad is just nachos with lettuce instead of chips
     
Twitter
Naomi
@Punk_td
Taco salad is just nachos with lettuce
12:52 PM · Apr 8, 2018
 
Twitter
Straw Hat Lanky
@FigaroUlysses
Taco salad is just shitty nachos with lettuce.
5:18 PM · Apr 29, 2018
 
Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/[deleted] June 1, 2018
Salad is just healthy lettuce nachos.
     
Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Drew2292 June 5, 2018
Taco salad is just nachos with lettuce.
 
Twitter
Alysha
@spegatti0
Salad is just lettuce nachos.
10:56 PM · Jul 2, 2018
     
Twitter
lasagnahog
@lasagnahog
Taco salads are just lettuce nachos.
8:10 PM · Aug 28, 2018
 
Twitter
hill
@_____hilllllary
Taco salad is basically nachos with lettuce for chips 🥙
8:37 AM · Dec 31, 2018
 
Twitter
Chris Rhein
@chrisrhein
taco salad is basically just lettuce nachos
2:27 PM · Mar 6, 2019
   
Twitter
Pete Siebert
@petesiebert1
A taco salad is just nachos with lettuce on them
2:55 PM · Jun 3, 2019
 
Twitter
j e s s i e
@ifoundmswright
Salad is just lettuce nachos
9:01 PM · Mar 10, 2020
     
Twitter
Hakem
@SRT_CHAINZ
Taco salad is just nachos with lettuce
4:32 PM · Dec 7, 2020
 
Twitter
Kyle
@kyler413
Heard somebody say “salad is just lettuce nachos” today so I’m gonna have to add “nourish bowls” to my list of things I’m gonna start calling salad
8:16 PM · Jan 17, 2021
     
Twitter
𝙲𝚞𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚜 𝙺𝙲 𝙷𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚒𝚜 🐀🏳️‍🌈🇺🇦
@talldarkfellow
Taco salad is just nachos with lettuce
7:42 PM · May 31, 2021
 
Twitter
dos mayo
@2maytoe_sauce
salads are just lettuce nachos
3:38 PM · Jan 2, 2022
 
Twitter
lupthelup
@lup_the_lup
There’s a chapter in Thug Kitchen about how salads are just lettuce nachos. And that really stuck with me. So if I feel like I need more greens, I just fix some lettuce nachos 😁
12:23 PM · Mar 14, 2022
 
Twitter
ericka (🌷,💫)
@ErickaMabrie
Diet culture be like: Try these loaded lettuce nachos!
Um…that’s a salad??! 🥴
1:54 PM · Jun 2, 2022
 
Twitter
Gus Mally
@MallyNoShow
Wait, lettuce nachos is just busted taco salad? This changes everything
This debate is not going well for me
10:52 PM · Oct 17, 2022
 
Twitter
Always Keep Nerd Fighting
@AKNerdFighting
Okay, I’ll make some of them lettuce nachos (aka salad).
10:59 PM · Dec 19, 2022
 
Twitter
doctor baby
@jojo_pdx
salads are lettuce nachos
6:37 PM · Jan 27, 2023
 
Twitter
Brento
@BrentoTheMento
A salad is just cold lettuce nachos once you think about it
6:39 PM · Feb 3, 2023

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