Low Carb Messy Taco Salad

Dairy Free healthy quick and easy quick meals Recipe salad

Taco Salad is a super quick family favorite that we make almost every week! Fresh flavors, easy to make and irresistibly healthy! 

Crisp lettuce is topped with seasoned chili ground beef using our ultimate Mexican chili salsa dip and lots of taco toppings and a light dressing! 

This recipe is versatile so you can use almost any protein from beef to shrimp and any dressing! It's our take on a lighter version of the regular salad which usually includes more toppings like grated cheese, red beans and sour cream.

Recipe for 2 persons:


250g minced beef

1 small onion finely diced

1 tsp olive oil 

1/2 jar hot chili salsa

3 cups chopped iceberg or romain lettuce

1 medium colored bell pepper

1 avocado diced

1/2 cup of corn

2 tomatoes diced

1 cucumber diced

1 carrot grated

Some of your favorite chips for topping


3 tsp mayo (u can use vegan mayo or replace with yogurt) 

1 tsp yellow mustard 

4 tbsp apple cider vinegar 

1 tsp salt

A pinch of paprika



1- In a nonstick pan, add the oil and fry the onion. When it becomes golden add the minced beef. 

2- When the beef is cooked, add the chili salsa and keep on high heat until the mixture is dry and no longer soggy.

3- Prepare the salad ingredients in bowl, mix in the dressing. 

4- Top with the beef, and your favorite tortilla chips along with some extra salsa. 

Watch the step-by-step video on Instagram: 



Should taco salad be served hot or cold?
This is kind of up to you! If the beef is still warm, it might cause some wiltage in the lettuce, but there is something to be said about the contrast between the cold, crisp lettuce and the warm, tender beef. If you’d prefer to serve this fully cold, you can cook the beef and chill it in the fridge until you're ready to serve.

Storage & make ahead:
Because of the assembly factor of this salad, it makes for a perfect make-ahead meal. Prep your toppings and cook your meat ahead of time, then store in separate containers in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Whenever you’re ready to dig in, assemble and serve!


Have you made this recipe? Let us know how you liked it in the comments below!

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