Keto Taco Salad

Keto Taco Salad

It’s almost Taco Tuesday again: just a little over a day away. Fortunately, keto and Mexican food fit together very well! I recently made this Keto Taco Salad that I think will perfectly execute a ‘taco Tuesday salad.’ Probably the salad part won’t be a new sensation, but we can always try. I ate a lot of taco salads growing up, so they are one meal I enjoy having. This taco salad is great because it allows a ton of freshness, with many healthy ingredients incorporated. There’s a bit of spiciness with the meat. There’s a bit of acidity from the lime. Plus, there’s creaminess via the avocado and sour cream to balance everything out.

Preparation

With this Keto Taco Salad, there’s truly no need to have a dressing. The sour cream and avocado are all that’s needed! After cooking the meat, you’re just looking at adding everything to a large bowl and tossing. You could feel free to include the sour cream and avocado as well, to completely incorporate. I personally chose to use them as a topping/serving, though.

Carbs

While having authentic flavors, this taco salad only results in 6 net carbs! This is much lower than you’d be able to get at a restaurant, so well worth the small effort to make. Looking at a few labels online, a typical taco salad would probably be closer to 14 net carbs, if eating out. This is pretty high for a salad! Given this, I came up with this delicious, yet lower carb version. I hope that you make this Keto Taco Salad soon and enjoy!

Keto Taco Salad

Keto Taco Salad

If you love this recipe, be sure to check out this recipe as well – https://ambersketokitchen.com/2018/12/26/keto-one-skillet-taco-bake/

Keto Taco Salad

Keto Taco Salad

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 people
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Ingredients

Salad:

  • 10 oz Ground Beef, 73% Lean, 27% Fat
  • 8 large Green Leaf Lettuce, chopped
  • 1 medium Tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 1 medium Lime (Juice)

Taco Seasoning Spices:

  • 1.5 tsp Pink Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1.5 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Cumin

Toppings:

  • 2 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 large Avocado, Sliced
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Instructions

  • Add your ground beef to a skillet, over medium-high heat.
  • Begin to break up with ground beef. Add all spices/seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic, chili, oregano, and cumin.
    Keto Taco Salad
  • Cook beef until browned.
    Keto Taco Salad
  • In a large bowl, add: lettuce, tomato, beef, shredded cheese, and lime juice. If possible, use a citrus juicer to get all juice from lime. Pour into salad. Toss together.
    Keto Taco Salad
  • Serve taco salad with avocado, sour cream, and red pepper flakes. Enjoy!
    Keto Taco Salad

Nutrition Per Serving

Nutrition Facts
Keto Taco Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 567 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 5g21%
Protein 26g52%
* Be sure to calculate your Keto Macros!
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Trina

This is delicious!!!! Thanks for sharing