The Easiest Taco Salad You’ll Ever Make: Paleo, Gluten-Free, Whole30 Taco Alternative

12 Mar

I love taco salad. I always have and I doubt that will ever change. It can be tough to eat Mexican now because I choose not to eat cheese, sour cream, beans, corn or tortilla chips but I recently found a surprisingly easy and delicious alternative to tacos. You’re going to love how easy this is. It’s not going to seem like a lot but the taste combination is AMAZING. The spices give this recipe that traditional spicy kick and the avocado provides the creaminess while the tomato adds acidity and sauciness. Feast your taste buds on this:

The  Easiest Taco Salad You’ll Ever Make


Total Time:  15 minutes

Servings: 4


1 lb ground Beef

2 T all natural taco mix or make your own

1 head iceberg lettuce (torn into bite-size pieces or shredded)

1 large tomato (chopped)

1 avocado (sliced or chopped)

salt to taste

Optional: Black olives


This is the taco mix I use and I found it at a local natural food store.


  1. Brown the ground beef in a medium frying pan.
  2. When cooked through, drain the fat and then add 1/2 c water and 2 T taco mix.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer 10 minutes or until liquid reduces.
  4. While the beef is simmering, you can chop and prep your veggies then add your lettuce into 4 medium size bowls.
  5. Add the beef to the lettuce and layer the tomato, avocado and black olives (optional).
  6. That’s it! Enjoy this super filling, healthy and tasty taco alternative.

Idea: You may want to add a crunch to this … I’d love to hear any ideas on a Paleo-friendly crunchy option. I didn’t find myself missing a crunchy aspect because it’s so gosh darn good but if you think of one, share your suggestion in the comments below.

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Wasn’t that easy? Now it’s time to feast …

~ Kate

Healthy A-Z
Healthy A-Z

The taco recipe sounds great, and I think Tracy's idea of jicama is a perfect suggestion for crunch. Glad you are back on the Whole30 journey. It was a wonderful experiment for me. I am still eating fairly close to the Whole30 way. In case it may be helpful to you, here's a link to my results:


Going to the store now and going to give this recipe a try... Jules

Tracy Seffers
Tracy Seffers

This sounds yummy! Idea for crunch: jicama, sliced or shredded.

Strong By Choice
Strong By Choice

Reblogged this on Rise And Transform and commented: Get into my belly! LOL


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