How to make a tortilla bowl for a Taco salad

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How to make a tortilla bowl for a Taco salad
Tortilla bowls can be made at home easily (Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

When you go to a Mexican restaurant, you might enjoy a taco salad served in a bowl made from a tortilla. But it's easy to make these bowls at home. The best part about these bowls is that because they're baked and not fried, they're healthier than the tortilla bowls served at restaurants.

How to make tortilla bowls

How to make a tortilla bowl for a Taco salad
Preheat the oven (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Preheat the oven to 232 degrees C.

How to make a tortilla bowl for a Taco salad
Clean the bowl (Michael Blann/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Wash and dry the outside of the metal bowl thoroughly.

How to make a tortilla bowl for a Taco salad
Put the bowl upside down on the baking tray (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Place the bowl upside down on top of the baking pan.

How to make a tortilla bowl for a Taco salad
Spray cooking spray on the outside of the bowl (Comstock Images/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Lightly spray the outside of the bowl with the cooking spray. This will keep the bowl from sticking when it's done.

How to make a tortilla bowl for a Taco salad
Drape the tortilla over the bowl (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Drape one tortilla over the bowl and press against the sides. As the tortilla cooks in the oven, it will harden and take the shape of the bowl.

How to make a tortilla bowl for a Taco salad
Place it in the oven (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Place the baking pan with the upside-down bowl and tortilla into the oven and bake at 232 degrees Cor 10 minutes, or until the tortilla is darkened but not burnt.

How to make a tortilla bowl for a Taco salad
Let the tortilla cool before removing (Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Let the tortilla cool completely on top of the bowl before removing it. The tortilla is still pliable when warm, and moving it will result in it losing its bowl shape. This is the same method used to make baked tortilla chips. As the tortilla cools, it will harden until crispy.

How to make a tortilla bowl for a Taco salad
Serve the bowls filled with taco salad (Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Serve the cooled bowls filled with taco salad, or any foods served at room temperature, if desired.

Warning

Do not use tortilla bowls to serve dips or soups. The heat and moisture will cause the bowl to lose shape.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not use tortilla bowls to serve dips or soups. The heat and moisture will cause the bowl to lose shape.
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