Taco Salad in white bowl with avocado, onion, tomatoes and ground beef

Taco Salad

Taco Salad is a family favorite! This recipe for Taco Salad is easy, healthy, and can be adapted for any dietary needs!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Taco Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


Taco Salad Meat

  • 1 pound ground meat beef, chicken or turkey
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup water

Taco Salad Base and Toppings

  • 1 head iceberg or romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 cups cooked beans black beans or pinto beans
  • 2 avocadoes diced
  • 2 large tomatoes diced
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 8 ounces tortilla chips for serving

Taco Salad Dressing

  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 lime juice


Prepare Taco Meat

  • In a large skillet, brown ground meat, breaking up into small chunks as you cook the meat. 
  • Once meat is browned, drain off excess fat. Add in taco seasoning and water. Simmer on low until water is evaporated. 

Prepare Taco Salad Dressing

  • Mix together sour cream/yogurt with salsa and juice of fresh lime.  

Prepare Taco Salad

  • Place chopped lettuce into a large serving bowl. Top with taco meat, diced tomatoes, onions, avocados, cheese, and beans. Toss well to combine. 
  • Add taco salad dressing and toss to combine again. 
  • Serve with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
Taco Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 474mg21%
Potassium 1165mg33%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1115IU22%
Vitamin C 16.4mg20%
Calcium 270mg27%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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