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Ground Beef Taco Salad (Whole30, Paleo, Low-carb & Gluten-Free)

This Ground Beef Taco Salad recipe will become your to-go meal when you want a quick and easy meal for lunch. It is loaded with tomato salsa, avocado slices, lettuces and of course taco seasoned ground beef. It’s gluten free, dairy free, Whole30 and made in just 20 minutes!
Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Ground Beef Taco Salad, low-carb salad, Mexican salad, Paleo Salad, Salad, Taco Salad, Whole30 salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 348kcal


For the Taco Ground Beef

For the Salsa

  • 2 medium tomatoes diced
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeno chopped (remove seeds for less heat)
  • Fresh cilantro chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Salad

  • 4-6 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • half avocado sliced
  • lime wedges – for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cilantro for garnish


For the Taco Ground Beef

  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over high heat. Add the ground beef and cook it until it gets completely brown. Set it aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low, add onion and bell pepper. Cook until onions are soft and translucent. It’s about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add all the spices (paprika, onion powder, coriander powder, chili powder, cumin powder, dried oregano, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper).
  • Stir everything together and bring cooked ground beef to the pot. Give a stir and add chicken stock.
  • Bring the ground beef mixture to a boil and then, lower the heat to low, cover with a lid and simmer for 20-30 mins (the longer, the better), stirring occasionally to avoid burning.

For the Salsa

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

For the Salad

  • In a large salad bowl, add lettuces, sliced avocado, salsa and half of the cooked ground beef.
  • Squeeze some lime on top of the salad and season it with salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro. Enjoy!



For more Salad recipes? Here is a list with lots of low-carb, gluten-free and Whole30 salads recipe for you to make during your busy week.


Serving: 1/4 | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 856mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 207.1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 4.7mg