Keto Taco Salad

Indulge in the flavours of Tex-Mex cuisine with this satisfying and delicious Keto Taco Salad. Packed with bold spices, fresh vegetables, and savoury toppings, this salad is a perfect choice for those following a ketogenic or low-carb diet. It’s a fantastic combination of textures and flavours that will leave you feeling nourished and satisfied. This salad allows you to enjoy all the goodness of a traditional taco without the carb-loaded shell. With a generous helping of seasoned ground beef, crisp lettuce, creamy avocado, and tangy salsa, this Keto Taco Salad is a true crowd-pleaser. Get ready to embark on a flavorful journey with this easy-to-make recipe.

Keto Taco Salad

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
Difficulty: Easy
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
kcal: Approximately 400 kcal per serving

Ingredients: For the Seasoned Ground Beef:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Salad:

  • 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add the chilli powder, ground cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper to the cooked ground beef. Stir well to coat the meat in the spices. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to allow the flavours to meld. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed salad greens, cherry tomatoes, sliced black olives, diced red onion, diced avocado, and chopped fresh cilantro.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, lime juice, extra virgin olive oil, chilli powder, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat the ingredients evenly.
  6. Divide the salad into individual serving plates.
  7. Top each salad with a portion of seasoned ground beef.
  8. Garnish the Keto Taco Salad with extra cilantro, sliced avocado, or a dollop of sour cream if desired.
  9. Serve the salad immediately and enjoy the vibrant flavours of Tex-Mex in a keto-friendly way.

Note: You can customize your Keto Taco Salad by adding additional toppings such as shredded cheese, diced bell peppers, or sliced jalapeños. Feel free to adjust the level of spice according to your preference by adding more or less chilli powder.

Savour the bold and delicious flavours of this Keto Taco Salad, a low-carb twist on a classic Tex-Mex favourite. With seasoned ground beef, fresh vegetables, and zesty dressing, this salad is a perfect choice for a quick and satisfying meal. Enjoy it as a light lunch or a filling dinner option. Embrace the vibrant flavours and nourishing ingredients that will keep you on track with your keto lifestyle.


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