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Easy Keto Taco Salad – Low Carb Salad

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This keto taco salad it’s super easy to make family favorite meal that’s ready in just 20 minutes from scratch. Made using only wholesome ingredients such as fresh lettuce, well seasoned ground beef, avocado, and cheddar cheese, this low carb salad is loaded with flavors. If you are craving a delicious, creamy, and spicy Mexican dish, you should definitely try this easy salad.

low carb healthy taco salad

This taco salad is one of those recipes that seems complicated until you start making it.

Even if you have a busy day, you can still find time to cook your own nourishing meals. If the food is also insanely delicious, there’s a win-win situation.

Watch the step-by-step video below to see exactly how I make this delicious keto taco salad that is ready in less than 20 minutes.

Reasons You’ll Love This Keto Taco Salad

  • It’s extremely adaptable: if you don’t like all the ingredients from this salad, you can simply switch!
  • It’s gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly. If you don’t use cheese and use dairy-free yogurt, you can make it dairy-free and paleo!
  • Keto taco bowls are a quick and easy way to meal prep lunches for the week! Changing up your protein, vegetables, and cheeses can help you stick to your eating plan without getting bored.

Ingredients in Keto Taco Salad

For this reconstructed taco salad, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients that I’m sure you already have on hand.

taco salad ingredients

This keto salad is gluten-free, low carb, and perfect for a ketogenic diet. It is also customizable, and the serving size is very filling.

You’ll need only a few low carb ingredients to whip up a keto taco salad recipe:

  • ground beef – I use a lean 85% ground beef, but you can use ground turkey, pork, or chicken.
  • olive oil – to cook the ground beef/
  • homemade taco seasoning – often loaded with sugars, I chose to make a big batch of taco seasoning and store in my pantry.
  • Romaine lettuce – my favorite is romaine lettuce but any green leafs suce as iceberg or baby spinach will work.
  • grape tomatoes – you can omit this ingredient if you are attempting to reduce the total carbs.
  • cheddar cheese – shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese it’s the best. I like to shred my cheese because most shredded cheese has additives that you should avoid.
  • avocado – chose a ripe avocado that’s super creamy. If you prepare this ahead of time, make sure you add this just before serving.
  • green onion
  • sugar-free salsa 
  • sour cream – For a ligher, low calorie taco salad replace sour cream to Greek yogurt.

keto taco seasoning ingredients

How to Make Keto Taco Salad?

The most “complicated” part is browning the meat, but that takes less than 10 minutes. I like to season the meat when it is almost cooked.

taco salad ground beef cooked

Being a huge fan of wholesome ingredients, I am also making the taco seasoning at home.

The store-bought mixes often have plenty of added sugars, starches, and other unhealthy ingredients that I want to avoid.

It is super easy to make, and in the end, you will save some money and watch the quality of the ingredients.

Start by chopping the vegetables while the meat is browning to save some time.

taco salad lettuce

There’s no need to make a separate salad dressing. The salsa and sour cream perfectly coat all the ingredients making the salad creamy and delicious.

The main benefit of cooking meals at home is to adjust the quantity of the ingredients to taste. It is also easier to calculate the macros in a specific meal if you know exactly what are the ingredients.

Great for Meal Prep

The low carb taco salad is also great for meal prep. Cook the beef in advance, chop the vegetables and prepare the dressing. Store in individual containers in the refrigerator.

taco salad in a bowl huge

You can easily combine all the ingredients during the week and add any keto toppings you like. The keto salad would be great served with some cheese chips that are also super easy to make and low in carbs.

If you want to save some calories, you can use greek yogurt instead of sour cream and ground turkey instead of the ground beef.

You can also reduce the quantity of cheddar cheese without sacrificing the taste. 

taco salad serving size

Customize your Keto Taco Salad

Toppings on this healthy taco salad may be customized to your taste buds.

  • I used romaine lettuce, but you can use any leaves you love like baby spinach, kale, iceberg lettuce, or the same quantity of a salad mix.
  • Replace the avocado with guacamole.
  • You can remove ingredients that you don’t like and replace them with other low carb vegetables: cucumber, red pepper, olives.
  • Salsa and sour cream are a great dressing for our salad. You can choose between various salsa types that come with different hotness levels. Use a mild salsa if you want to balance the spicy flavor that comes from the meat.
  • Make the taco salad healthier by adding some freshly chopped cilantro on top.

Carbs in Taco Salad

This huge bowl of taco salad has only 4g net carbs and almost 400 calories. Enjoy a delicious salad that will keep you full and satisfied for such a long time.

How To Store

To store this keto salad and keep it fresh for a few days, prepare all the ingredients and store them in different containers. Combine when ready to enjoy. Leftover taco salad is best to be consumed the next day or else it will become soggy.

Looking for More Keot Salads Recipes? Try these:

how to make easy keto taco salad with just a few ingredients

Healthy and Easy Taco Salad with avocado – Low Carb, Keto, Gluten-free

5 from 2 votes

Prep time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Yelds 4 servings

Description
 

A super easy yet delicious and healthy taco salad recipe that you will instantly love. This salad is ready to eat in only 20 minutes and has only 4g net carbs per serving. It’s a great alternative to a high carb meal when craving Mexican food. Perfectly roasted and seasoned ground beef flavors meet the freshness of all the vegetables.
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp homemade taco seasoning
  • 12 oz romaine lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 3 tbsp sugar-free salsa
  • 3 tbsp sour cream

Instructions
 

  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add one tbsp olive oil.
  • Add the ground beef and brown for 8-10 minutes. Season with one tablespoon homemade taco seasoning.
  • Once the meat is evenly browned, remove from the heat, and drain all the excess fat.
  • In a big bowl add the chopped romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, avocado, green onions, and the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Top with the sour cream and salsa.
  • Add the cooked beef and toss all the ingredients to coat. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
397kcal
Total Carbs
8g
Net Carbs
4g
Protein
29g
Fat
29g
Fiber
4g
Sugar
2g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Keto Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword taco salad
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