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Taco Salad with Cilantro Lime Sauce

This keto Taco Salad with Cilantro Lime Sauce is dairy-free and a great lunch recipe when you are missing Mexican food!

Taco salad with cilantro lime sauce

What is your favorite go-to easy lunch? Let’s Taco-bout it. 

Haha. That was my lame attempt at a joke. (If you didn’t laugh, I won’t mind. Though my kids thought it was pretty funny!)

But back to the question. My favorite go-to easy lunch is most definitely a taco bowl of some sort. I love taco bowls because they have all the ingredients together in one dish, so it is easy to eat. Plus – who doesn’t love those delicious Tex-Mex flavors?

Most taco bowl recipes will include carb-heavy ingredients like rice, beans, and nachos. But this low-carb version has all the flavor, without all the carbs.

With only 4 grams of Net Carbs per bowl, you can’t go wrong with this Taco Salad with Cilantro Lime Sauce for lunch!

This Taco Salad with Cilantro Lime Sauce recipe is from my Clean Keto Meal Plan, which is an easy, dairy-free Keto meal plan for anyone who wants to lose weight or is struggling to get into Ketosis and doesn’t know what or how much to eat.

This lunch is one of the most popular ones from the meal plan, for good reason I might add. Of course, it has a lot to do with the sauce. It’s always about the sauce! 

taco salad with cilantro lime sauce

What Makes Taco Salad So Amazing?

Quick And Easy

It is so quick to make because the only ingredient that requires cooking is ground beef. You can blend the sauce and start chopping the salad ingredients while the ground beef is browning.

taco beef for taco salad

Make It Ahead

If you’re meal prepping for the week, you can make a big batch of this salad ahead of time, and store it in the fridge in individual containers. Mason jars work well for these! Don’t forget to keep the sauce in a separate container, to avoid the salad ingredients going soggy. 

lime cilantro sauce


You can swap out the veggies, use turkey instead of beef, add in some shredded cheese – so many options!

keto taco salad with cilantro lime sauce
taco salad

Taco Salad with Cilantro Lime Sauce

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


For the Taco Salad 

For the Dressing:



  1. In a medium skillet melt Ghee. Add Ground Beef and cook until no longer pink. Add in all of the seasonings and spices. Set aside.
  2. While the Ground Beef is cooking, make the dressing.
  3. In a food processor or blender, combine Mayo, Cilantro, Olive Oil, and Lime juice. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. To assemble salad, place half of the Romaine lettuce in a bowl. Top with half of the Beef, Red Onion, Avocado, and Grape Tomatoes. Drizzle half of the dressing on top. 
Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 600Total Fat 54gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 6gSugar 0gProtein 26g

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taco salad with cilantro lime sauce

More Keto Recipes to try:

  1. Clean Keto Tomato, Cucumber, and Onion Salad

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