Low Carb Taco Salad

Low Carb Taco Salad – made with ground turkey, lettuce, cabbage, olives, bell peppers, and an avocado lime dressing. Perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Paleo & keto-friendly.

Ingredients:

For the homemade taco seasoning (or use your favorite store brand)

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

For the meat:

  • 1 lb ground turkey chicken or lean beef
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
For the salad bowls:
  • 2 cups roughly chopped green leaf lettuce or Romaine
  • 2 cups butter lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers I used yellow
  • 1/2 cup shredded green and purple cabbage
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
  • Lime wedges

Optional Toppings:

  • Shredded cheese
  • Pico de gallo
  • Salsa
  • Cheese crisps

For the dressing:

  • 1 large avocado pitted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl or small resealable spice jar, combine all the spices for the taco seasoning. You can save any leftovers for the next time.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, over medium-high heat, cook the ground meat, breaking down into small pieces while it cooks. After about 3 minutes, add 1 tablespoon of the taco seasoning and continue cooking until the meat is no longer pink and cooked through. Stir in the tomato paste and vinegar and cook for another 2 minutes or until everything is heated through. Taste and add more seasoning as needed.

To make the dressing:

  1. While the meat is cooking, add the avocado, cilantro, lime, orange juice, olive oil, and salt to a food processor. Process until smooth.

Assemble bowls:

  1. Add lettuce to a large bowl. Top with cooked turkey, cherry tomatoes, olives, bell peppers, and shredded cabbage. Add the dressing and toss to combine. Serve immediately avocado, lime, and additional taco toppings as desired.

 

Thanks to Life Made Keto