Keto-Friendly Taco Salad Recipe

Looking for a keto-friendly taco salad?

This dish has become a family favorite. It’s easy to make when life gets busy!

The last thing I want to do after a busy day is to spend a lot of time preparing dinner. That is why I love this recipe. Outside of the taco meat, I am able to purchase the rest pre-made and ready to eat!

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What is a Taco Salad?

Taco salad is all the yummiest parts of a taco with fewer calories and carbs because it is eaten without the shell. When made with lean meat and eaten with just a sprinkling of salad tortilla strips. Even Taco Bell has hopped on the low-carb train by taking the tortilla bowl out of their taco salad. The best part of making it yourself is knowing all the ingredients your family is eating. As a family with various food allergies, simple recipes like this make enjoying our favorite foods at home possible. When time permits we make dinner prep a family affair and when we are in a hurry we purchase as many pre-made ingredients as possible.

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My Keto-Friendly Taco Salad Ingredients

I make a larger amount than the typical recipe because my loves to eat it for days! We keep all the ingredients separate so that each person can decide how they want to eat their leftovers. Some like their beef heated up, while others prefer it cold.

How to Make this Keto-Friendly Taco Salad

If you purchase everything except for the meat pre-made, the process is super easy. Just brown the ground beef, drain, put back in pan with taco seasoning and water, and simmer for 10 minutes or until ready. Place lettuce in bowls, add meat, cheese, and the desired toppings of each person.

Otherwise, prepare your guacamole and pico de gallo as normal. Chop lettuce. Then brown, drain and simmer the meat in the same manner. Build bowls to the liking of each diner.

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Try this easy to make keto-friendly taco salad for dinner tonight! The whole family will love it! Full recipe and shopping list, plus alternative product list for those who want to cut down on the time it takes to prepare.

Alternative Ingredients

Shrimp, chicken, or pork are wonderful alternatives to ground beef. Parmesan crisps or low-carb tortilla chips may be used instead of salad tortilla strips.

Full Prep Shopping List

  • 1lb ground beef
  • Block of cheddar, Monterey jack, or pepper jack
  • Ingredients for your favorite salsa recipe or onion, cilantro, tomato
  • Avocado or ingredients for your favorite guacamole recipe
  • Sour cream
  • Salad tortilla strips

Less Prep Shopping List

  • 1lb ground beef
  • Shredded cheese
  • Pico de gallo or favorite salsa
  • Frozen pre-sliced/diced avocado or guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Salad tortilla strips

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