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Taco Salad Recipe (Easy & Healthy!)

Taco salad is a quick, and healthy salad recipe perfect for summer. This recipe is a family favorite and perfect for Taco Tuesday. Watch the video above to see how easy it is to make!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Taco Salad, Taco Salad Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 433kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


For The Beef

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste

For The Salad

  • 1 head romaine lettuce or iceberg lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese optional
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime


  • In a pan over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and break it into small pieces with your spatula. Cook for about 8 minutes or until it starts to brown. Then drain the fat from the beef.
  • Add in the taco seasoning, give everything a stir and cook for another minute or two.
  • In a large salad bowl, layer the chopped lettuce with browned beef, black beans, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, and cheese.
    Layering the taco salad ingredients in a bowl.
  • Dollop some salsa, sour cream, a squeeze of lime juice and cilantro leaves on top.
    Taco salad in a bowl garnished with sour cream and chips.



  • The nutrition info above is for four large and hearty portions. But you could easily get six smaller salads out of this recipe. 


Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 1370mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 14450IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 6mg