Taco Salad Whole30 Compatible

I am excited to share with you a delicious taco salad recipe that I put together while attempting whole30. Although I usually don’t like “diets” of any kind, I recently decided to participate in thirty days of the whole30 program with some friends. Ā I didn’t make it through the whole 30 days but this salad became a go-to recipe that I have continued to make even while off the diet. It is relatively quick to make, fresh, and delicious. If you are not doing whole30, I still recommend this salad, just add in some of your fave cheese as well…. Feel free to make any additions that you want to this salad; it would be great with jalapeno, corn, red bell pepper, olives, etc.

The dish this taco salad is in from Anthropologie, and while they don’t sell this particular one anymore they sell one similar that I just love!

Taco Salad Whole30 Compatible

Taco Salad by Rainbow Delicious {Paleo + Whole30 Friendly}

Taco Salad {Whole30 Compatible}

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Taco Salad {Whole30 Compatible}

Ingredients

  • 6 C romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, large diced
  • 2 avocados, cubed
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly diced
  • 1 small bunch cilantro leaves
  • 2 limes, quartered
  • olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1-2 t chili powder, to taste
  • 1/2 t coriander
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 T olive oil in skillet until bubbling and then saute onion for five minutes or until soft. Add minced garlic cloves, spices and 1 t salt and saute for another 30 seconds or until fragrant. Stir in the ground beef, breaking it up with wooden spoon until no longer pink, between 5-10 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Prepare salad by placing chopped romaine, diced tomatoes, cubed avocados, red onion and cilantro leaves in a serving bowl. drizzle lightly with olive oil.
  3. Pour the taco meat onto the salad, and generously squeeze quartered limes over the salad. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
  4. Enjoy!
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Here are more salads I think you might enjoy: strawberry avocado spinach salad, roasted potato & arugula salad with feta, persimmon pear and pomegranate salad, and jicama radish avocado salad.

 

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Comments

  1. Wow, does this sound delicious! We hardly eat salads anymore, since lettuce is so hard to find here–but this sure makes me crave one!

  2. Randi Salko says:

    Looks healthy and yummy!

  3. I too, am not a diet fan. However this “style” of eating is right up my alley! Your taco salad is stunning and I’d actually love to dive right in! xo Nic

    • Glad you like this style of eating and hope you get a chance to try it out for yourself. Thanks, Nic!

  4. This looks sooo good! Love the site as well!

  5. This looks fantastic, perfect for the BBQ season! Great to celebrate with friends, love it!

  6. This looks delicious! I actually love naturally grain-free meals – more of the good stuff!

  7. This looks so yummy! Can not wait to add this to my list of things to make! Thank you for posting!

  8. This looks amazing! Adding cheese would definitely be a great addition šŸ™‚ Pinning!

  9. Pinned this amazing looking salad! I love taco salad but this one takes the cake! Thank you for sharing!! xx

  10. This is so weird but Pinterest won’t pin that image – stating that it’s too small. I want to save this for later because it looks so darn delicious!!

  11. Your blog is seriously just so cute. Love it!. Thanks for this great recipe.

  12. I LOVE taco salad! Thanks for the recipe; I gotta add this to my rotation!

  13. I love taco salads of all kinds … this one looks so fresh and healthy!

  14. This looks so delicious and perfect for an outdoor picnic!

  15. Looka yummy! I’ll be subbing the meat for me, but regardless, still looks great! Great for parties!

  16. LOVE THIS! I might sub ground turkey. šŸ™‚

  17. Yum, this looks fantastic, love the colours!

  18. This looks perfect, yum!

  19. Christina says:

    Looks great! I’m interested in what the Whole30 is!

    • Thanks, Christina! Whole30 is a fascinating trend right now. It didn’t end up working out too well for me, but I have friends who have had great luck with it.

  20. This sounds so great. Anything with the word taco in it, grabs my attention, immediately. I cannot wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  21. We love taco salad! We are not following the Whole30 trend, but we love lean and tasty Mexican-inspired dishes!

    • I’m no longer following whole 30 either, but I’d still eat this dish any day too šŸ™‚ Thanks, Cathy!

  22. I agree, diets don’t work but making healthier choices do. Like this taco salad, it’s a perfect busy weeknight healthy supper!

    • Thanks, Gwen! Totally, I’m so much happier when I just make sensible food choices with the occasional splurge, than when I try to limit my food intake with a diet.

  23. Love how simple this is! Plus, totally healthy and would work perfectly with ground turkey, too!

  24. I love the rainbow of colors and flavors in this salad. It is perfect for lunch today.

  25. This salad looks so yummy and colorful. I am such a fan of taco salad and your recipe looks so healthy.

  26. Lovely presentation for a classic! Great pics.

  27. Such a lovely recipe, well done…

  28. This taco looks FANTASTIC!!! Best of luck for the 30 day diet!!! Let us know the results!

  29. Hey, this looks so good. How many should this serve for lunch?

  30. This salad was soo flavorful and refreshing! Yumm! I will definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipe! šŸ˜Š

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