Tasty Taco Salad

I had a difficult time with the title on this one. Yes, it’s definitely tasty, but it’s also super easy to make, Whole30 and Paleo compliant. That would have been a pretty long title so I stuck with tasty.

This meal is a staple in my house and I can make it in 15 minutes or less. The “less” comes in when I don’t chop the lettuce and I buy the prepackaged already washed kind. There’s no shame in that, NO SHAME! If you have to cut corners to get dinner on the table I say go for it, especially if you can keep the healthy ingredients.

One of the most important ingredients in this dish is the taco seasoning. I never knew seasonings could have naughty ingredients in them, but they can! This taco seasoning made by Siete is A-MAZ-ING. It’s jam packed with flavor and is Whole30 compliant! Hooray!

Fun fact… they make a spicy taco seasoning as well. I know right!? I typically stick with the mild since I do feed this dish to the kiddos. But on the nights where I’m cooking for just the hubby and I, you bet your taco shells I use the spicy kind.

Another important ingredient are the plantain chips. These give the taco salad that crunch that you know you love but leave you feeling light and healthy after devouring all of them…

I had avocados to add to this dish but they weren’t ripe. I’ve literally been staring at them every day, willing them to be ripe. Letting them know I have so many plans for them. I’m going to add them to the list of ingredients with the hope that you plan ahead better than I do.


  • 1 lb. grass fed beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 packet Siete taco seasoning (mild or spicy)
  • Plantain chips
  • Organic romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons salsa (watch out for the ingredients on this! Most salsa contains sugar!)
  • 1 tablespoon dairy free sour cream (I like the Good Culture brand)
  • Avocado, smashed guacamole style or cubed, preferably ripe….
  • Green onions for garnish

How to prepare:

  1. Warm the olive oil in a medium frying pan, then add the ground beef
  2. While the ground beef is cooking, chop and wash your lettuce and green onions
  3. Once the beef has mostly browned, add the taco seasoning with a 1/4 cup of water. Don’t skip the water! It helps mix the seasoning evenly
  4. Cook the meat until brown and a bit crispy
  5. Pour a handful of plantain chips at the bottom of your bowl.
  6. Add the cooked meat, followed by lettuce and toppings.
  7. Eat all of it and don’t let your mind trick you in to thinking it isn’t healthy when it really is!

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!

❤️ ME

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