Servings: 4   |  Prep 10 mins  |  Cook: 10 mins

Nutritional information: (average serve)

  • Calories: 486
  • Protein: 34g
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Fat total: 35g


Taco salad

  • 500g ground beef
  • 3 tbsp homemade taco seasoning (see notes below)
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup fresh tomato salsa (homemade pico de gallo or jarred salsa – just check the ingredients for added sugars)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 lime (optional)

Home made taco Seasoning

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.


Step 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.

Step 2

Season the beef with the homemade taco seasoning. Let cool slightly.

Step 3

Prepare the vegetables: Wash and chop the lettuce. Slice the avocados.

Step 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)

Other taco options:

  • sliced black olives
  • diced fresh or pickled jalapenos
  • chopped cherry tomatoes
  • leftover rotisserie chicken
  • roasted bell peppers for fajita-style taco salad