Paleo Taco Salad Recipe -
Paleo Taco Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Paleo Taco Salad

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"Paleo Mexicano!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    45 mins


  1. Mix together chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and ground black pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook ground beef, stirring often, until the meat is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Mix in onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir spice mixture into ground beef mixture and cook until fragrant, 2 to 3 more minutes.
  3. Combine salsa, sour cream, and lime juice in a small bowl. To serve, spread shredded romaine lettuce onto a serving platter and top with meat mixture, salsa mixture, cherry tomatoes, Cheddar cheese, and chopped cilantro.
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Mar 30, 2014

Not exactly Paleo because of the dairy (sour cream and cheese), but you can omit those. Otherwise a good dish.

Feb 13, 2013

The spices in this recipe were excellent, full of flavor with out being overly hot. The sour cream and salsa mixed together makes a tasty layer in this salad.

Oct 06, 2013

I made this tonight for my wife and I. We've been trying quite a few paleo recipes and I thought this sounded good... and easy to prepare. I wanted to stay away from other taco salad recipes, that use Catalina dressing. While I'm sure it's good, we are avoiding, what you might consider prepared foods. This taco salad recipe was outstanding. The seasoning mix added just the right amount of taste and heat to the ground beef. I tasted it before adding it to the browned ground beef, to make sure. The mixture of salsa and sour cream was also tasty. I will make this again in the future.

Sep 08, 2013

Such a great recipe on its own... I give a 5 star rating, but like most recipes, I tweak it for my taste. One thing I love to do on taco salad night is add finely diced red peppers in with the meat. I cook half in at the start then the other half of red pepper near the end for a more crunchy pep. On the bed of romaine I toss in diced cucumber. While dairy isn't considered paleo, I still consume it... I mean, c'mon, it's sour cream.... I can bathe in it!! And cheese... I'd be a cheesy crybaby without it!

May 03, 2014

Just used the spice combo for my own taco seasoning. Great proportions need to buy taco seasoning anymore!

Jun 20, 2013

Some people opt for a little dairy on a paleo diet, especially butter. I think it is more of a grey area than a hard rule. This recipe is very much like the taco salad recipe I have always made and loved, but I never thought of adding lime to the salsa/sour cream dressing. It was a nice touch. My seasonings are more complicated but this was just as good, and I liked the cooked onion over raw. Thanks

Feb 14, 2014

Holy cow this is good! And so fast! It's perfect and the only thing I changed was added a lot more garlic cloves.

Apr 21, 2013

Made this tonight following the recipe exactly and the flavor was great!Awesome paleo goodness! You won't be disappointed with this taco salad.


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  • Calories
  • 385 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 24.7 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 6.1 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 25 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 375 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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