Keto Taco Salad

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Try a keto taco salad for a light, fun dinner for you and the family. This super healthy salad is easy to adapt to keto and keep it packed with flavor while staying low carb. Mix in classic ingredients such as seasoned ground beef with tasty additions such as avocado that are great for you.

Keto Taco Salad
If you’ve been looking to replace Taco Bell or maybe a taco salad that’s keto friendly without the corn chips or corn and so on, here you are. This recipe can be made in under 30 minutes which would still include fresh ingredients with cooking time. Below, I will include different variations because a taco salad recipe is great but we really like to make things our own!

Is Taco Salad Keto

Good question, the thing is traditional taco salad include things such as Doritos, corn and corn chips which are not keto at all. Hence, the reason for this recipe to give you a better option on how to pull it off while sticking to your diet.

Keto Salad Ideas

  • Tortilla chips, we now have different keto friendly tortilla chips such as quest or even fatsnax to mix in with your salad for a crunch
  • Pico de Gallo, instead of the grape tomatoes use pico de Gallo for a tasty sub.
  • Guacamole, why just have plain avocados, although tasty. You can add in some fresh guac with a delicious lime flavor. Just remember the guac is extra!
  • Shredded chicken, swap out the ground beef and use the taco seasoning on shredded chicken or perhaps steak for a nice change up in protein. Or, use them both!
  • Red or green salsa, either is perfect in this recipe.
  • Queso, can you imagine the flavor of warm queso running through your salad? I am addicted thinking about it!

Keto Taco Salad

How To Make Keto Taco Salad

First, you’ll need a taco seasoning. I have a recipe but a store bought one works just as well. Honestly, cheaper if you don’t already own all the spices.

Next, brown your grown beef in a pan. If using a seasoning there will be a natural thickener plus directions on the back, For mine, you’ll need to add 1/4 cup of water and tomato paste at the end to bring everything together.

Now, set that aside and you’ll need to chop your romaine lettuce into strips for easy eating. Slice grape tomatoes, slice avocado and drain some black olives. These will make up the bulk of your fillings for the salad.

In the salad bowl, add everything and give it a toss. Then, add in ground beef with sour cream and salsa of choice. Next, be sure to thank me and leave a review after you and your family gobble it down!

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Keto Taco Salad

Keto Taco Salad

Try a keto taco salad for a light, fun dinner for you and the family. This super healthy salad is easy to adapt to keto and keep it packed with flavor while staying low carb. Mix in classic ingredients such as seasoned ground beef with tasty additions such as avocado that are great for you.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 1 bowl
Calories 490.7 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound ground beef 85/15
  • 1 packet/recipe taco seasoning
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 slice avocado
  • 1 can 2.25oz sliced black olives
  • 1 cup sliced grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded mexican cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (optional)
  • 1/3 cup red salsa or salsa verde (see notes for other options)

Instructions
 

  • See notes below for vairations and options before you start
  • First, cook brown beef. Use a seaosning packet and follow direction or follow my homemade recipe I linked below
  • You can buy shredded lettuce in a bag to make it easier or buy a fresh head of romaine and chop it up yourself. Fresh is best of course.
  • Drain sliced olives, slice tomotoes, avocado
  • In a salad bowl add lettuce, olives, cheese, tomatoes, avocado and give a toss
  • Next add ground beef, salsa and sour cream and give it a good mix, serve
  • Nutrition info is based around one person eating at least 4 ounces of ground beef, not 4oz of salad. For ease, split salad into 4 servings

Notes

Keto Salad Ideas

  • Tortilla chips, we now have different keto friendly tortilla chips such as quest or even fatsnax to mix in with your salad for a crunch
  • Pico de Gallo, instead of the grape tomatoes use pico de Gallo for a tasty sub.
  • Guacamole, why just have plain avocados, although tasty. You can add in some fresh guac with a delicious lime flavor. Just remember the guac is extra!
  • Shredded chicken, swap out the ground beef and use the taco seasoning on shredded chicken or perhaps steak for a nice change up in protein. Or, use them both!
  • Red or green salsa, either is perfect in this recipe.
  • Queso, can you imagine the flavor of warm queso running through your salad? I am addicted thinking about it!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Taco Salad
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 490.7 Calories from Fat 283
% Daily Value*
Fat 31.4g48%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 0.8g
Cholesterol 120.8mg40%
Sodium 482.9mg21%
Carbohydrates 15.5g5%
Fiber 6.7g28%
Sugar 5.9g7%
Protein 36.2g72%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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