Keto Taco Salad with Salsa Dressing and Guacamole

Recipe from Chrissy – Bay City Gym Owner and Group Fitness Instructor

This fast and simple dish has all the flavors of the Mexican classic salad but without the
tortillas or the carbs. It’s great to make a batch of the meat base to use as leftovers
during the week. Just add fresh salad fixings and guacamole and you have a meal.
You’re welcome!

4 servings


Taco meat 
2 tbsp olive oil
800 g ground beef or ground turkey
2 tbsp taco seasoning (you can easily make your own with spices such as paprika, oregano, chilli, garlic powder, onion powder and salt and pepper, I use google for measurements)
180 ml water

2 (400 g) ripe avocados
2 minced garlic cloves
1 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
½ red chili pepper, without seeds and finely chopped (optional) salt and ground black
pepper to taste Creamy salsa dressing 120 ml mayonnaise 60 ml sugar-free salsa salt
and ground black pepper to taste

140 g (900 ml) lettuce, thinly sliced
140 g cucumber, diced
110 g (150 ml) tomatoes, diced
55 g (80 ml) red onions, thinly sliced wedges Serving
120 ml (55 g) Mexican cheese, shredded
4 tbsp fresh cilantro
1 lime, wedges (optional)
120 ml (55 g) Mexican cheese, shredded
4 tbsp fresh cilantro
1 lime, wedges (optional)

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground meat, and
use a spatula to break it up. Stir occasionally for about 10 minutes, or until cooked

Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the meat, and stir until combined. Add the water
and increase the temperature to high, bringing the mixture to a boil. Reduce
temperature to medium-low, and let simmer for 3-5 minutes, until the mixture
thickens. Cover, and keep warm over low heat. Meanwhile, prepare the guacamole.

Peel the avocados and place them into a medium-sized bowl.

Add the garlic, lime juice, cilantro, red chili pepper, salt, and pepper. Mash with a fork
until the consistency is chunky or smooth, based on your preference. Set aside.

Salsa dressing

In a small bowl, add the mayonnaise, salsa, salt, and pepper. Mix together until
combined. Set aside.

Taco salad

Layer the salad ingredients in a large serving bowl, or into individual salad bowls.
For serving, top the salad with taco meat, cheese, cilantro, and lime wedges. Add a
dollop of guacamole, and drizzle the creamy salsa dressing over the taco salad.

When buying taco seasoning and salsa, read through the ingredient labels to ensure
that the brands are sugar-free.