Taco Salad

Bring on the TACOS… or taco salad for the carb watching people like me!   

taco salad www.createdbydiane.com


I’ve loved tacos for as long as I can remember.

There is something so yummy about tacos that I can’t quite put my finger on, it could be the meat, or the toppings, oh the cilantro…

and the cheese,

I love it all.

One of the best things about tacos and taco salad is you can top it with all your favorites no matter what they are!


more great Taco and Mexican inspired recipes:


Taco Salad with Ground Beef www.createdbydiane.com


One of the best things about taco salad is you can really add on anything you like,

me I like black beans and cotija cheese and don’t forget the avocado, I always have a few in the fridge, they are a staple in my house, some even make their way into guacamole, most often I just slice them and enjoy.

This taco salad is full of romaine lettuce, black olives, pickled jalapenos diced tomatoes green onions, and cilantro… I love cilantro!

then I drizzled a little olive oil on top and squeezed fresh lime juice then mixed, the creaminess of the avocado blended right in and made this the perfect hot weather meal, but really I like it all year long.

I’ve also made it with ground chicken… YUM! and you can add peppers, grilled onions, sour cream, salsa, roasted corn…

which remind me of 2 corn recipes I make that you may like too…

and don’t forget Mexican Rice… it’s yummy too!

Taco Salad

Servings: 2 servings


  • 1/2- 3/4 lb ground beef or ground chicken
  • Taco Seasoning Mix my recipe HERE print this recipe separately so you have it.
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce or any variety of lettuce
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices
  • 1/3 cup black beans
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • 1 oz crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1 Roma tomato diced
  • 2 green onions diced
  • 5 sprigs of cilantro chopped
  • a handful of tortilla chips
  • 1/2 fresh lime
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil


  • Saute ground beef then add in 1 tablespoons taco seasoning mix and a couple tablespoons water, heat until thoroughly blended.
  • Fill a salad bowl with the lettuce then line up the remaining ingredients.
  • Top with ground beef.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice on top of the salad along with olive oil, stir and serve.


taco salad recipe www.createdbydiane.com


  1. I love salad and taco salad I haven’t thought of in years, so glad you showed me this, I am going to make it tomorrow!

    1. What a creative recipe, finally a taco salad I will enjoy from now on, no cheddar cheese and mayo that so many have and weird processed ingredients, THANKS. I signed up to get your emails and can’t wait too see more of your recipes!

  2. Why have I not thought about taco salad in years…. it’s so yummy and yours looks so incredible I am making it tomorrow.

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