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healthy keto taco salad recipe in a bowl with tomatoes, lettuce, ground beef, and cheese
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Keto Taco Salad

A healthy and filling Keto Taco Salad that's perfect for lunch or dinner! This low carb salad is made with ground beef, keto-friendly veggies, cheese, and is drizzled with a deliciously creamy taco dressing!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch, Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 5
Calories: 526kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

Taco Salad

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • homemade taco seasoning (or store-bought if preferred)
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce (approx. 6 cups washed and chopped)
  • 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz white cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • ¼ cup red onion
  • ¾ cup grape tomatoes (halved)
  • ¼ cup bell pepper chopped
  • Freshly chopped cilantro *garnish
  • Jalapenos, sliced *optional

Creamy Taco Dressing

  • ½ cup chunky salsa
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice.

Instructions

  • In a medium skillet, brown ground beef. Drain out any liquids.
  • https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/low-carb-keto-ranch-dressing/Add the taco seasoning to the browned ground beef along with ½ cup of beef broth and simmer over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until the liquid is reduced and the meat mixture thickens.
    You can use my homemade keto taco seasoning instead of store-bought.
  • While it is simmering, wash and dry your lettuce, then chop into bite-sized pieces and place in a large bowl.
  • Top your lettuce with the taco meat mixture, shredded cheese, then the rest of the toppings (except the avocado).
  • In a small bowl, combine the salsa, ranch dressing, and fresh lime juice until thoroughly combined.
  • Drizzle ¼ of the dressing back and forth on the top of the taco salad reserving the rest for individual servings.
  • Garnish with sliced jalapenos, sliced avocado, and chopped fresh cilantro.

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Notes

*Use keto-friendly taco seasoning, salsa, and ranch dressing instead of store-bought for healthier alternatives.  
Make this ahead of time by preparing your meat in advance. Store it in the fridge then add it to your salad when ready to serve.

Other keto-friendly taco salad toppings

You can have fun with adding different toppings to your salad or simply swap out some I used in this recipe. You can leave out what you don't like or add other toppings that may not be so traditional. It's your salad, so you choose what goes on top! Here are some other low carb topping suggestions:
  • Bacon
  • Sour Cream
  • Scallions
  • Black Olives
  • Shredded Chicken/Pork
  • Roasted Peppers
  • Diced Chilies

Nutrition

Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 885mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5797IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 377mg | Iron: 3mg