Keto Taco Salad Recipe

Craving tacos on the keto diet?  Try this easy keto taco salad for a quick weeknight dinner.  It’s packed with yummy low-carb ingredients like salsa, avocado, seasoned ground beef, and shredded cheese.

easy keto taco salad recipe made with ground beef and shredded cheese

Easy Keto Taco Salad

I know you’ll love this recipe for a tasty and healthy keto taco salad.  Taco salad is easy to prepare, even on a busy weeknight.  It’s made with nutritious veggies, creamy avocado, and other naturally low-carb ingredients.

If you’re looking for a tasty, easy recipe to make after a busy day, read on to learn how to make this Keto Taco Salad recipe.  It’s just about as easy as these Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas!

easy keto taco salad recipe made with ground beef

Keto Taco Salad Ingredients

You’re going to love how easy this salad is to make — all you need is a big bowl of shredded lettuce and a few simple Tex-Mex ingredients.  I like to make this taco salad with the following toppings:

  • crisp shredded romaine lettuce
  • seasoned lean ground beef (or turkey) 
  • shredded cheese
  • green onions
  • fresh tomatoes or fresh salsa
  • creamy sliced avocado
  • and a dollop of sour cream

easy keto taco salad recipe made with ground beef and avocado

How to Make Taco Salad Keto-Friendly

This recipe couldn’t be easier to make.   I start by cooking some lean ground beef, and seasoning it with keto-friendly taco seasoning. But be careful! Most of the pre-mixed packets I’ve seen have some sugar or thickening cornstarch.

If you want to buy taco seasoning at the store, be sure to check the label for added sugars or starches.   Or, if you want complete control over the carb count in this recipe, I recommend making some DIY taco seasoning with a few common herbs and spices.

To make homemade taco seasoning, mix together the following herbs and spices in a small jar, and shake to combine:

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

This mix makes a total of 3 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning, which is what you’ll need for this recipe.  Feel free to scale it up and store it for other recipes.

If you are looking for other keto-friendly taco salad toppings, here’s a list of ideas:

  • homemade or jarred salsa (just check the ingredients for added sugars)
  • full fat sour cream
  • sliced black olives
  • diced fresh or pickled jalapenos
  • chopped cherry tomatoes
  • leftover rotisserie chicken
  • roasted bell peppers for fajita-style taco salad
  • crispy baked cheese

I find that the salsa and sour cream combine with the other ingredients, and I don’t need to add additional salad dressing.  However, if you’re looking for a good dressing for keto taco salad, I’d recommend this Habanero Garlic Ranch dressing. Yum!

easy keto taco salad recipe made with ground beef and homemade taco seasoning

More Keto Salads

If you love packing a keto salad for lunch, or digging in to a big salad at dinnertime, try some of my other keto salad recipes.  I love this light, delicious Keto Chicken Salad with Thai Peanut Dressing any time of the day.  And this Easy Keto Chicken Salad with Bacon is a great recipe to pack for lunch.  If you like egg salad sandwiches, try making a lettuce wrap with The Best Keto Egg Salad.

And, if you need some ideas for the best keto salad dressing recipes, check out 11 Quick Keto Salad Dressing Recipes

If you’d rather buy a bottle of dressing at the store, don’t miss the 9+ Best Keto Salad Dressings to Buy.

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Keto Taco Salad Recipe

Keto Taco Salad Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Craving tacos on the keto diet?  Try this easy keto taco salad for a quick weeknight dinner.  It's packed with yummy low-carb Mexican ingredients like salsa, avocado, seasoned ground beef, and shredded cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 tbsp homemade taco seasoning (see notes)
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup fresh tomato salsa (pico de gallo)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 lime (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large pan over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef. Cook, breaking it up with a wood spoon, until no longer pink and cooked through. Drain excess grease.
  2. Season the beef with the homemade taco seasoning. Let cool slightly.
  3. Prepare the vegetables: Wash and chop the lettuce. Slice the avocados.
  4. Assemble the salads: Place the lettuce in a large bowl and top with the seasoned beef, salsa, sour cream, cheese, and avocado. Serve with a lime wedge (optional)

Notes

For homemade taco seasoning, mix together:

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 486 Total Fat: 35g Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 3g Protein: 34g
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Carb count will vary with different ingredients and brands. It should not be considered as a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

4 thoughts on “Keto Taco Salad Recipe”

  1. Sarah I’m new to keto.
    I found your taco salad receipe but it doesn’t give a measurement as to what a serving would weigh.
    Am I asking a ridiculous question?
    Do i make the receipe and weigh the whole thing and divide by 4?
    Thank you

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